Financer, cabler nab Bana ‘Nugget’

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Government-licensed film financier Macquarie Film Corp. and cable web Showtime are bankrolling “The Nugget,” toplining Eric Bana.

Pic marks Bana’s return home after his star turn in Andrew Dominik’s crime biopic “Chopper” catapulted thesp to a role in Ridley Scott’s war drama “Black Hawk Down.”

The comedy about how wealth can corrupt will be distribbed locally by Roadshow and repped internationally by the Overseas Film Group. Bill Bennett (“Kiss or Kill”) wrote the script and will helm and co-produce with wife Jennifer.

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