Eddie Izzard will star in “The Call Back,” and filming will start on the Australian movie later this month in and around Adelaide. Izzard (“Victoria & Abdul”) will play Henry, a British actor who has a relationship with an Australian restauranteur.
French actress Vanessa Guide (“The New Adventures of Aladdin”), and Australian actors Emily Taheny (“Get Krack!n”), Luke McKenzie (“Wentworth”) will also star.
The film is Marion Pilowsky’s (“Sleuth”) feature debut and follows a struggling restaraunteur (Taheny), mired in debt, and who has had a short-lived relationship with Henry. She subsequently settles with a new partner (McKenzie), but her world is turned upside down when Henry comes back into her life, along with his new French girlfriend (Guide).
Fox International Productions, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) are the investors in the film and it will be distributed in Australia via 20th Century Fox Film Australia. London-based Independent will handle international sales.
“We are so lucky to have discovered such an original and entertaining female driven script, with broad appeal among an under-served cinema audience,” said Marc Wooldridge, managing director of 20th Century Fox Film Australia.
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Andrew Orr, managing director of Independent, added: “’The Call Back’’s wry humor is up there with all classic hits of Australian cinema which international audiences love.”