PRE-production on the movie based on
historic Melbourne Cup victory will begin in January. Acclaimed actor
who will make her feature film directorial debut with Ride Like A Girl, said that while she was still to cast the role of the trainer of 2015 Cup winner Prince Of Penzance, preproduction was locked in and filming would start in March.
“It has been a really huge effort to make a movie about a girl at the budget we want to make it,” Griffiths said at the Myer marquee yesterday.
“I am a year behind where I would have loved to have been, but the people I have met in the past year are going to be the people who will help me deliver a movie that is going to win hearts.”
She hoped to film “as much as we can” in country Victoria such as Ballarat and Warrnambool.
“We want regional Victoria to be celebrated,” she said. Of the Weir role, she has emerged as the new
Kruger will step into one of the high-profile roles vacated by Wilkinson following her defection to Channel 10, taking the reins of the Carols by Candlelight.
She will co-host the muchloved festive celebration in Melbourne on Christmas Eve alongside her Today Extra cohost,
But Kruger has ruled out a run at the Today co-hosting added: “It is unusual for Alist men to play support to a female. They are used to owning their own stories, so I have to find the right male who is confident enough in himself to say I want to be
(who has been cast as Payne) knight in shining armour.”
Griffiths was at Emirates s Stakes Day with her daughters and
Also enjoying the day was The Footy Show’s and his children
and role, despite finding herself listed on betting sites as a potential contender.
“Bit of a long shot that one, I think,” Kruger said.
“It is a great job, who would not want it, but I actually feel super lucky to have my spot on Today Extra because the hours are so good for me with
(her daughter), I get to start at 9am and be home by 1pm. I think there are many more appropriate people who could fill that position.”
While she can’t sing, Kruger warned she was keen to show off noted dance moves at the carols.
“I could probably bust out a carol alongside David, but you would definitely be able to tell which one of us was the singer,” she said.
“I did joke to him and say it would be fun if we did something as Santa and Mrs Claus. We haven’t quite worked out that production number yet — stand by.”