Rebecca Gibney is set to star in and co-produce The Killing Field, a telemovie for the Seven network.
She’ll play the leader of a task force that’s sent to a country town to investigate a shocking crime.
The concept and screenplay came from Sarah Smith and Michaeley O'Brien. Samantha Lang (The Monkey’s Mask, episodes of My Place and Packed to the Rafters ) will direct.
Bill Hughes and Smith are producing for Seven, with Gibney as co-producer. Seven’s head of drama Julie McGauran is executive producer.
Smith co-created and produced with McGuaran Wild Boys and Rescue Special Ops for Southern Star Entertainment.
O’Brien’s screenwriting credits include episodes of Serangoon Road, Underbelly, Rescue Special Ops, City Homicide, McLeod’s Daughters, Sea Patrol and Blue Heelers.
Lang most recently directed Carlotta, the ABC telemovie which stars Jessica Marais as an Australian transgender pioneer who was a colourful figure in Kings Cross.
Hughes produced 93 episodes of Seven's All Saints, devised and produced the ABC police series Phoenix and directed multiple episodes of Home and Away, All Saints, Winners & Losers and McLeod's Daughters.
Gibney played Julie Rafter in Packed to the Rafters and appeared in P.J. Hogan’s comedy Mental.
Casting for other roles in The Killing Field is underway. Shooting is expected to start in November.