Teen ac­tor joins war movie cast

South Burnett Times - - NEWS - Javier En­clada javier. encalada@ apn. com. au

LIS­MORE teen ac­tor Ni­cholas Hamil­ton has a new film pro­ject: an action war drama set in Viet­nam called Dan­ger Close.

Ac­cord­ing to pro­ducer Martin Walsh, the plot of the film takes the action to 1960s Viet­nam, set in the pour­ing rain, amid the mud and shat­tered trees of a rub­ber plan­ta­tion called Long Tan.

“The Bat­tle of Long Tan is one of the most sav­age and de­ci­sive en­gage­ments in An­zac his­tory, earn­ing both the United States and South Viet­namese Pres­i­den­tial Unit Ci­ta­tions for gal­lantry along with many in­di­vid­ual awards... 18 Aus­tralians and more than 500 en­e­mies were killed.” Dan­ger Close is cur­rently film­ing, un­der the di­rec­tion of Kriv Sten­ders ( Red Dog).

Lead­ing ac­tors are Travis Fim­mel ( Vik­ings) as Ma­jor Harry Smith, Luke Bracey ( Point Break, Hack­saw Ridge) as Sergeant Bob Buick, and Richard Roxburgh ( Rake, Moulin Rouge, Hack­saw Ridge) as Brigadier David Jack­son. Next in the cast list is Mr Hamil­ton, playing Pri­vate Noel Grimes. Mr Hamil­ton re­cently starred in It ( 2017), The Dark Tower ( 2017) and Cap­tain Fan­tas­tic ( 2016). The pro­duc­tion’s es­ti­mated bud­get is $ 25m, and the IMDB. com page of the film states that in Fe­bru­ary 2018 the pro­duc­ers called for 100- 200 Aus­tralians with com­bat ex­pe­ri­ence in Iraq and Afghanistan as ex­tras.

Pro­ducer Martin Walsh pre­vi­ously made the doc­u­men­tary film The Bat­tle

of Long Tan ( 2006), nar­rated by ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Sam Wor­thing­ton.

Mr Hamil­ton pre­sented his new cloth­ing line via so­cial me­dia on Thurs­day.

A por­tion of the prof­its would go to Stomp Out Bul­ly­ing and their quest to end bul­ly­ing both on­line and in schools, Mr Hamil­ton said.

PHOTO: MARC STAPEL­BERG

HOME­GROWN TAL­ENT: IT teenage ac­tor Ni­cholas Hamil­ton will be seen in some ex­cit­ing film projects this year in­clud­ing war film, Dan­ger Close.

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