Press release from Omnilab, Paramount Pictures and Ambience Entertainment

Paramount Pictures is delighted to announce the feature film of John Marsden’s best-selling and much-loved ‘TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN’ will have its World Premiere in Sydney on Sunday 8th August.

The film’s stars – Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, and Andy Ryan along with Director Stuart Beattie will walk the red carpet at Event Cinemas, George Street in Sydney.

The World Premiere kicks off a national publicity tour for ‘TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN’ including premiere screenings in Melbourne at Hoyts Melbourne Central on Wednesday 11th August and a Queensland premiere at The Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast on Sunday 15th August.

Stuart Beattie, whose screenwriting credits include Australia, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Collateral, wrote the screenplay and will make his directorial debut on ‘TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN’.

Stuart Beattie said “I’m so proud and honoured to have been given the opportunity to bring John Marden’s incredible book to the screen. And I will be forever grateful to Omnilab and Paramount for supporting me and this movie from the very beginning right up through this extraordinary publicity tour.”

Paramount Pictures will handle distribution and marketing of the film in Australia and New Zealand. Principal investor Omnilab Media, through its production arm, Ambience Entertainment, has taken the first novel in the series, ‘TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN’ from page to screen.

The ‘TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN’ cast features:

Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours, The Sleepover Club) as Ellie Linton
Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan, Dorian Gray, Perfume) as Corrie McKenzie
Lincoln Lewis (Home & Away) as Kevin Holmes
Deniz Akdeniz (When the Bell Rings) as Homer Yannos
Phoebe Tonkin (H2O – Just Add Water) as Fiona (Fi) Maxwell
Chris Pang (Home Song Stories, Real Stories) as Lee Takkam
Ashleigh Cummings (Home & Away, Razzle Dazzle) as Robyn Mathers
Andy Ryan (The Jesters) as Chris Lang

John Marsden’s best-selling series of seven books has sold nearly 2 million copies in Australia and New Zealand.

TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN is in cinemas from September 2nd.

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