Two-time Oscar nominated actress Jacki Weaver has joined the cast of Ivan Sen's Goldstone, an Australian outback thriller that shoots later this month. The picture is a follow up to 2013's Mystery Road, that opened the Sydney Film Festival and played at the Toronto festival the same year.
Sen will direct Goldstone, which is produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, through Bunya Productions. The production will return to Winton in Queensland and see the construction of a Goldstone town in Middleton, Queensland.
Other cast includes Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road), returning as detective Jay Swan, Alex Russell, (Unbroken), David Gulpilil (Charlie's Country), David Wenham (Paper Planes) and Tom E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Red Hill). Weaver, whose career enjoyed a huge revival with another Animal Kingdom, earned her two supporting role acting Oscar nominations for Silver Linings Playbook, and Animal Kingdom.
The film will receive $530,000 of direct support from Screen Quensland, which expects to see $2.15 million of 'Queensland production expenditure' from the filming process. It also received direct funding of $1.17 million through the Screen Australia Indigenous unit.
Goldstone is a Bunya Productions film in association with Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. It will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Transmission Films, with international sales by Arclight Films.