In February, it was announced that Australian actor Guy Pearce was reteaming with his Adventures of Priscilla director, Stephan Elliott, for the feature comedy Flammable Children. And it’s just been revealed the film will mark another reunion of sorts for the actor, with pop star Kylie Minogue signing onto the production. The two first shared the screen three decades ago as Mike Young and Charlene Robinson in Neighbours, the soap opera that helped launch both their careers.
The film, which also stars Radha Mitchell, unspools in 1975 as the sexual revolution is in full swing; the first sounds of 2JJ are hitting the airwaves; Australia is in constitutional crisis; and in a sleepy beachside suburb, an extraordinary event will set in motion a crucial, comical and revelatory week for a teenage boy and girl. Something is about to go spectacularly wrong, and their lives will change forever.
While Minogue is best known for dominating the music charts, the songstress has continually dabbled in acting, with small roles in ambitious artistic pieces like Holy Motors and last year’s blockbuster San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson.
Cameras will roll on the south-east coast of Queensland from early October.