Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce reunite in Stephan Elliott’s Flammable Children
Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce and Neighbours co-star Craig McLachlan.
Kylie Minogue will join Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell in Stephan Elliott's Flammable Children, produced by Al Clark (Priscilla, Chopper, Red Hill) and Jamie Hilton (Breath, The Waiting City, Backtrack).
The 1975-set comedy-drama marks the first time Pearce and Minogue have worked together since Neighbours.
Since leaving that show and becoming a pop star, Minogue has appeared onscreen only intermittently, though she seems to be ramping up her acting slate, with recent roles in Cannes-darling Holy Motors, the Dwayne Johnson action film San Andreas and upcoming series Galavant, created by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Crazy, Stupid, Love).
“We are so excited to be able to support Flammable Children", Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason said.
"In Kylie, Guy and Radha, the team has been able to secure some of Australia’s most established and iconic talents. The powerhouses in front of the camera are matched by the award-winning team behind it, who will bring our memories of 1970s Australia to life."
"Flammable Children is going to be smart and funny, with a distinctly nostalgic flavour that I think people will really connect with. Screen Australia is very proud to work with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland to support this film.”
Filming will begin on the south-east coast of Queensland in October.
Cutting Edge will provide post facilities in Queensland and NSW and are also investors in the film.
The Becker Film Group will look after ANZ distribution, with international sales by WestEnd Films.
Richard Becker, the managing director at Becker Film Group said: "Comedies are more than just a successful genre in Australia’s box office history; they form part of our national identity. Films like Priscilla and The Castle are embedded in our culture and serve to remind us of the self-deprecating humour that is the essence of our basic character.