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Aussie actors commit to The 34th Battalion
[Mon 19/11/2012 12:20:08]
By Emily Blatchford
A host of Australian talent have confirmed involvement in the upcoming World War One epic feature film The 34th Battalion.
Actors Charles Mesure (Desperate Housewives, V), Luke Hemsworth (Bikie Wars) and Les Hill (Underbelly) are the latest actors to be attached to the project, along with Emilie de Ravin of Lost fame.
They join other attached actors Nick Farnell, Clare Van Der Boom, Henry Nixon, Andrew Lees, Vince Colosimo, Ashley Zuckerman, Khan Chittenden, Jake Ryan and Damian de Montemas.
Auditions were held across the country in July.
Only two spots in the main cast remain unfilled, though producers have said they are “circling a number of high profile actors” to take on the roles.
The production will then move to regional NSW where locations have been scouted. Producers have described the spots as “..a real find”.
Earlier this month, the film enjoyed a very successful time at the American Film Market. Represented by Camelot Entertainment, the film was able to generate interest from both local and foreign markets.
The 34th Battalion follows the story of four friends, who, after two years of serving in the war, struggle with the horror that grows inside of them in order to strike one last time against the German Army.