As more news floods in from Cannes, Variety has informed us that Mia Wasikowska is set to lead the Australian picture Tracks for The King‘s Speech producers, Emile Sherman and Iain Canning — who also produced Shame last year.
The Painted Veil director John Curran is helming the project, which tells the story of “how a young woman, Robyn Davidson traveled more than 1, 678 miles through the desert from Alice Springs, in the center of Oz, to the west coast in 1977.” The script is based off Robyn Davidson‘s memoir of the same name, with Wasikowska (obviously) playing the role of Roybn.
Sherman and Canning gushed about the young starlet commenting, “having produced films with incredibly powerful central performances, from Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush to Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, we are so excited that Mia has come on board to play this extraordinary role in Tracks. John is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we feel the story of one woman, transforming her life by attempting the impossible, is both universal and timely.”
Since The Painted Veil, Curran has showed promise with his directing career with Stone, the overlooked drama starring Robert De Niro and Edward Norton. He will also be contributing to the anthology film, Sydney Unplugged, which will be in the similar vein as New York, I Love You and Paris, je t’aime. And one doesn’t need to mention Wasikowska‘s acting potential, because she’s surely proven that with her numerous leading roles of the past few years, becoming a certified talent. Tack on Canning and Sherman and you’ve got a promising feature in the works.
Will you be interested in seeing Tracks with Wasikowska in the lead role?
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