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.

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  1. When will this movie been screened.I had a small part as an extra, looking forward to seeing the movie.

  2. Love the song what were the killing fields in Australia was in school when it obviously happened xxxx

  3. Back in the fifties our family of 8 at that time moved to gulgong nsw ,lived their till the middle sixties and by then their were 11 family members.children were educated in the catholic school, the older children had apprenticeship, or worked in the local supermarket (loneragan),and the post office. The family then move to Sydney , and them onto Albury where 8 of the 9 children now live. Gulgong is the town where most of the older grown up children now take their children and grandchildren as this is part of their history.

  4. Love Rebecca Gibney looking forward to her being I some serious shows again!!

  5. As soon as the kid rode up the street on his bike, I said Gulgong …. There’s no other town like it

  6. Ready enjoyed the Killing Fields,glued to the tv Rebecca Gibney played a brilliant role congratulations . Time to go to the USA and make a name for yourself world wide

  7. A very good movie Iwe watched the show from start to finish when is the next one

  8. Loved loved The Killing Field. Congrats writers, producers and directors. Loved Rebecca in this . She is just so damn believable and draws in you. Please please keep them coming.

  9. I was wondering what the song is at the beginning of the movie when the kid is biking down the street? Someone said it was a Miley Cyrus song but I don’t know. It starts “our life is but a dream or somewhere in between for all we know’

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