Pop Star Kylie Minogue Joins Guy Pearce in 'Flammable Children'
The new feature from Stephan Elliott, director of 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,' reunites the pair, who co-starred in Australian soap 'Neighbours' nearly 30 years ago.
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will join Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell in Flammable Children, the new comedy from Australian director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).
The film is set in a sleepy beachside suburb in Australia circa 1975, when, at the height of the sexual revolution, the country was shook by political crisis. The movie takes place over a single week, in which an extraordinary event changes the lives of a teenage boy and girl forever.
The project re-unites Pearce and Minogue, who both got their start in the hit Australian soap opera Neighbours nearly 30 years ago. While Pearce went on to critical acclaim in roles in films including L.A. Confidential, Memento and The Hurt Locker, Minogue focused on her musical career. The 47-year-old artist is the most successful Australian pop musician of all time, having sold an estimated 80 million records worldwide. But Minogue has continued to act, taking on roles in features including Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, Leos Carax' Holy Motors and Brad Peyton's San Andreas.
Elliott is re-teaming with many of his Priscilla collaborators on Flammable Children, including score composer Guy Gross, film editor Sue Blainey, Oscar-winning production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner. Priscilla producer Al Clark has also taken on production duties for the new film, together with See Pictures' Jamie Hilton.
Flammable Children is set to begin shooting in Australia this fall. Elliott is still in the process of casting the film's remaining three lead roles.
Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Becker Film Group and Cutting Edge are financing Flammable Children. West End Films is handling international sales.