Shooting has commenced on Jeremy Sims’ Last Cab to Darwin, starring Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver, FilmInk reports.
The film stars Caton as a cabbie who decides to drive across Australia after receiving a fatal medical diagnosis.
Weaver – in her first major Australian role since scoring two Oscar nominations for Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook – will play his doctor, while Ningali Lawford-Wolf will also star as the cabbie’s “occasional” lover.
It’s been eight years since Sims’ similarly-titled Last Train to Freo debuted. He’s co-written the screenplay for his latest venture with Reg Cribb.
The flick is set for release in 2015.