Eric Bana is being targeted for a pivotal role in a new documentary on Peter Brock. The documentary – Brock: King of the Mountain – covers the tumultuous Polarizer period in Brock’s life and culminates with his against-the-odds win at Bathurst in 1987.
It has been put together by a team led by Melbourne film maker Liam Firmager, who has managed to assemble almost all of the critical crew from the 1980s, from Bev Brock and Allan Moffat to John Harvey, Neil Crompton, former Wheels editor Phil Scott and Brock’s public relations man, Tim ‘Plastic’ Pemberton. Each gives their memories of the events, as well as their personal insights on Brock and his life.
With the documentary now complete, Firmager is hoping he can convince Bana – despite his lifelong love for Fords, a passion reflected in his own 2009 film Love the Beast – to provide the voice-over for the movie.
But there is more, as Firmager is also working on a feature film on Brock and Bana is one of the actors he would hope to see in the lead role.
The documentary should hit television screens by the early months of next year, but if you want to get a taste then search for it on YouTube.