What is it with Australia today? First comes word of Sydney, I Love You, and now Carey Mulligan looks to be heading to the Australian Outback in search of a little sci-fi action. She’s attached to star in a new film called, shockingly, Outback.
We may have to wait a little while for the film to get moving, though – as it’s based on an original idea from director Gary Ross and writer Nissar Modi, and hasn’t actually been written yet. Add to that the small fact that Ross is a little busy at the moment, working on The Hunger Games.
Variety couldn’t dig up what the film will actually be about other than it’s science fiction with an action focus. Graham King’s GK Films is behind the new movie, which hopefully means it has a solid idea behind it.
And the delay will actually help Mulligan, as she’s been in demand recently – she’s in Drive with Ryan Gosling and stars opposite Michael Fassbender in Steve McQueen’s Shame. Oh, and there’s the small matter of the sizeable role she’s getting set for in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby this summer. Since that film’s been planned for an Australian shoot, maybe she’ll just hang around afterwards…