Hangover Down Under

FILMINK reveals that Stephan Elliott's new comedy, about a groom and his buds trekking to an Aussie wedding, will star Xavier Samuel & Steve Le Marquand.

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Australian director Stephan Elliott (Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Welcome to Woop Woop; Easy Virtue) is set to direct a new comedy, A Few Best Men, which follows a groom and his three best men who travel to the Australian outback for a wedding.

While the details of the narrative are under wraps, the film sounds like it's tracing similar territory to The Hangover, Todd Phillips's smash hit about three groomsmen who lose their soon-to-be-wed best friend during a series of drunken misadventures in Las Vegas.

According to sources close to FILMINK, the comedy will feature rising local star Xavier Samuel as the British groom. Samuel was most recently seen on the big screen as a vampire in Twilight: Eclipse and as a tortured high school student in Sean Byrne's horror film The Loved Ones. The actor's currently shooting Bait on the Gold Coast and will next be seen in Roland Emmerich's political thriller Anonymous.

The film will also feature Aussie actor and archetypal larrikin Steve Le Marquand in a key role as a drug dealer; sure to stir up some crazy antics. Le Marquand starred in this year's war film Beneath Hill 60 and is also known for his roles in the features Last Train To Freo and Kokoda.

 

A Few Best Men is penned by Dean Craig whose previous screenwriting credits include both the original British film Death at a Funeral, as well as the recent US remake. With the film to be directed by Elliott, who is well versed in both exuberant and more restrained comedy, it sounds like there's a pretty impressive combination of talent on board...

Picture caption: Xavier Samuel at the Eclipse premiere in London this year, courtesy of Getty Images. Taken by Dave Hogan.

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