Stuart McDonald to helm Netflix rom-com

Adam Demos and Victoria Justice.

Adam Demos and US star Victoria Justice (Afterlife of the Party) will lead a new Netflix rom-com to be filmed in Queensland, helmed by Stuart McDonald.

The yet-to-be-titled feature follows an LA wine-company executive who travels to an Australian sheep station in an attempt to land a major client. While working as a ranch hand, she forms a connection with a rugged local.

The script is penned by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy, with the film to be produced by Hoodlum Entertainment’s Deborah Glover and Tracey Vieira, alongside Robyn Snyder and Deborah Evans.

Hackett is also executive producing with Hoodlum’s Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield, as well as Hilary Galanoy and Fernando Szew.

The film will be shot on location in Queensland, where it will be supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, and is expected to create approximately 120 jobs.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the project was an example of how the Production Attraction Strategy benefits Queensland’s local screen sector via exciting co-production arrangements for businesses.

“Screen is a major industry in our state and my government’s recently announced $71 million boost as part of our Economic Recovery Plan, including $53 million to the Production Attraction Strategy, will ensure that the current pipeline of production continues for years to come, for the benefit of our expert local cast and crew,” she said.

Netflix announced earlier this year they would be shooting Sarah Spillane’s True Spirit across Queensland and NSW.