Australian superstar Kylie Minogue has boarded “Flammable Children,” the upcoming 1970s comedy being directed by Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”.) She joins a cast that already includes Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell.
With an Elliott-scripted story about a turning point week in the lives of two 1975 teenagers, the film is a nostalgic satire about the sexual revolution ‘Down Under.’ Production begins in Queensland and New South Wales in October.
Finance for the movie comes from state film agencies Screen NSW and Screen Queenzland as well as from federal body Screen Australia. Production is by Al Clark and Jamie Hilton at See Pictures.
The Cutting Edge group is also an investor and will supply post-production services. Distribution in Asutralia and New Zealand is to be through Becker Film. International sales got under way in Berlin with the U.K.’s Westend Films handling the rights.
Minogue, who has recorded 13 albums and sold millions of singles, began her acting career in the 1986-88 smash hit Australian soap opera “Neighbours.” She has featured regularly on TV and has movies including “Moulin Rouge” and “Holy Motors,” in her filmography. “Flammable Children” will be the first time she is reunited on screen with Pearce since “Neighbours.”