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Tomorrow: When the War Began – Rachel Hurd-Wood joins the cast

Posted by LiveFor on September 21, 2009

rachelRachel Hurd-Wood (“Dorian Gray,” “Peter Pan,” “Perfume”) is set to play Corrie McKenzie in the film adaptation of the teen sci-fi novel series “Tomorrow: When the War Began” for Ambience Entertainment.

Hurd-Wood joins a whole heap of Australian actors including Chris Pang (Lee), Deniz Akeniz (Homer), Andy Ryan (Chris), Lincoln Lewis (Kevin), Phoebe Tonkin (Fiona), Ashleigh Cummings (Robyn) and Caitlin Stasey as the film’s pivotal character, Ellie Linton.

Based on the first of seven novels in the series by John Marsden, the story is set in a time when Australia has been invaded and is now occupied by an unspecified foreign power.

This is the first I have heard of the film and the books, but the concept sounds cool in a Red Dawn, Mad Max kind of way.

The action follows Ellie who is part of a small band of teenagers waging a guerrilla war on the enemy garrison in their fictional home town of Wirrawee.

Screen Writer Stuart Beattie (“Collateral,” “Derailed,” “30 Days of Night”) makes his directorial debut on the project. Shooting kicks off in Sydney’s Hunter Valley at the end of September.

Source: Dark Horizons

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