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Interview: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires)

Interview: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires). By Simon Miraudo. Wayne Blair‘s adaptation of Tony Briggs’ stage-play The Sapphires is one of the most highly-anticipated Australian releases of the year, and it earned that designation even before debuting to rapturous acclaim at Cannes, where notorious super-producer Harvey Weinstein suggested it would follow in the footsteps of The Artist. […]

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Mailman and Mauboy cast in The Sapphires

Hopscotch has announced a big screen adaptation of hit stage musical The Sapphires, to star Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy. The film will also see newcomers Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell don matching dresses to play an all-girl Aboriginal pop group formed in 1968 as an answer to America’s The Supremes. The story will be […]

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