Wolf Creek star, John Jarratt, has joined the cast of Melbourne crime film Pinball.

He joins a diverse cast that already includes hip-hop singer Brad Strut, recent VCA graduate Kevin Kiernan-Molloy and ex-criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read.

“John is one of this country’s great character actors," the film’s writer-director, Matt Holcomb, said in a statement. "I’m not surprised that he’s Quentin Tarantino’s favourite Australian actor. It’s an honour, a privilege and a boon to have someone like John as a key member of the Pinball cast."

Jarratt is currently shooting Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. However, he will return to Melbourne when the second block of filming for Pinball begins this winter.

Pinball, which is the first feature from Holcomb, tells the story of Clint Thorp (Kiernan-Molloy), a former Australian Rules footballer-turned-criminal left for dead after a failed hit on a crime lord mistakenly classified as a low-level target.

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