Ryan Kwanten is 'Not Suitable For Children'

8:46 AM PST 08/01/2011 by Pip Bulbeck
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'True Blood' star set for new Australian romantic comedy.

SYDNEY -- Ryan Kwanten is to star in new Australian romantic comedy Not Suitable For Children from first time feature director and Academy Award nominee Peter Templeman.

Written by Michael Lucas, the Screen Australia-backed feature is being produced by Jodi Matterson with Bruna Papandrea  and Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton as executive producer.

Kwanten stars as Jonah, a freewheeling guy in the prime of his life, who after learning he will become infertile in a month, needs to find someone to have a baby with before it’s too late and sets out to procreate as much as possible.

Starring alongside Kwanten in the ensemble cast are Bojana Novakovic, Alice Parkinson and Ryan Corr.

"Jodi and Peter presented the script by Michael Lucas and everyone at Arclight Films fell in love with it,” said Hamilton. “We are thrilled to be involved with Peter’s first feature after the huge success and talent of his short films. With this cast, including Ryan Kwanten and Bojana Novakovic and rising stars Ryan Corr and Sarah Snook, Not Suitable For Children is poised to be one to watch.”

Templeman’s short film, The Saviour, received an academy award nomination in the best live action short film in 2007.

Kwanten, currrently seen as fan favorite Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood, starred in Australian superhero caper Griff The Invisible, last year.

Not Suitable For Children is being produced in association with Fulcrum Media Finance, Screen NSW, Frame Set and Match, and Exit Films.

Arclight Films will handle worldwide sales, with Icon Film Distribution handling distribution in Australia and New Zealand.

Production gets under way on the film in Sydney this week.

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