Report From the Australia Set


The Daily Telegraph has published a report on the upcoming filming of Baz Lurhmann’s epic Australia in Bowen, Queensland. Here’s a clip:

With filming due to begin on Monday, the set is currently a flurry of activity – with dozens of workmen hurrying to and fro carrying anything from shop signage to drink containers for the 750 head of cattle making an appearance in the film.

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Australia, a romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, centers on an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Hugh Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.