Tycoon’s death brings biopic additions

Comedy to be released by Roadshow in October

SYDNEY — Fugitive Australian media and tourism tycoon Christopher Skase’s death Aug. 6 allowed several last-minute inserts to the unauthorized biopic “Let’s Get Skase.”

Comedy about an attempt to kidnap Skase was shot earlier this year, with filmmakers expecting to tap public interest in the story of the disgraced businessman wanted for fraud Down Under after the $750 million collapse of his Qintex business empire.

Skase fled to the Spanish island of Majorca 10 years ago, where he died of cancer.

Helmer Matthew George told Daily Variety he had reinstated scenes deemed defamatory or in contempt of court proceedings still pending. “Once he died the (threat of) litigation dissolved and we were able to tell the whole story.”

Pic will be released on 300 prints by Roadshow on Oct. 18.

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