Guy Pearce to reunite with Priscilla’s Stephan Elliott on Flammable Children
Guy Pearce in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Guy Pearce will reunite with his Priscilla writer-director, Stephan Elliott, on Flammable Children, a comedy set in Dee Why in the 1970's.
WestEnd Films have acquired worldwide rights and are currently shopping the film at Berlin's EFM.
Looking for Grace's Radha Mitchell is also onboard, with more cast members to be announced.
The film will be made by Jamie Hilton's See Pictures, and produced by Hilton and Prisicilla producer Al Clark.
Set in 1975, Flammable Children begins with a 200-ton blue whale getting washed up on the local beach. The local kids think it’s the biggest thing ever. Behind closed doors, their mums and dads celebrate in their own special way – by joining the sexual revolution and throwing a wife-swapping key party. It’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.
According to Variety, the film will also involve a spot of teen romance: "Fourteen-year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly".
Elliott calls Flammable Children "the film of the period that defined me. Wonderfully wrong, completely endearing, and unintentionally hilarious".
The production reunites several of the director’s collaborators on Priscilla besides Pearce and Clark, including production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge), composer Guy Gross (Farscape) and editor Sue Blainey (Mozart in the Jungle).