'The Sapphires' is a feel good musical inspired by a remarkable true story about the creator's mother and aunt's showbiz careers (writer Tony Briggs!)that is about to be made into a feature film.
Set in the heady days of 1968, Four talented singers, from a remote Aboriginal mission, are discovered by an unlikely talent scout . Plucked from obscurity and branded as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, The Sapphires grasp the chance of a lifetime when they’re offered their first real gig – entertaining the troops in Vietnam. For the girls, a whole new world of sex, war, politics and soul opens before them.
Casting thus far includes Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman, and as of today joining them is the very cute Chris O'Dowd. You know the cute Irish policeman from BRIDESMAIDS.
The film will start shooting shortly.