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