Australian Support Cast for The Grandmothers includes Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe and Gary Sweet

The Grandmothers

The Grandmothers - Doris LessingSince last month’s announcement that the adaptation of Doris Lessing’s risqué novel The Grandmothers, to commence shooting in Sydney next week, the local support cast to the international cast has been announced via a press release.

Ben Mendelsohn (“Animal Kingdom“, “Knowing“), Sophie Lowe (“Beautiful Kate“, “The Slap“) and Gary Sweet (“Gettin’ Square“, “The Chronciles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader“) have joined the exciting principal cast consisting of: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville. Alongside this impressive list of actors, Jessica Tovey (“Underbelly“, “Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo“) will make her feature film debut.

The eight-week shoot will take place in and around Sydney and will be directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Avant Chanel), and produced by a team of French and Australian producers, headed by Hopscotch Productions’ Andrew Mason and Fontaine’s long-time collaborator, Philippe Carcassonne.

Produced for Hopscotch, who will handle local distribution (with Gaumont taking international duties), this actually pushes back the start date of Hopscotch’s other production I, Frankenstein back a month until March.