Guy Pearce and Australia’s disco queen Kylie Minogue both appeared in Australia’s hit soap Neighbours, which is so embedded in the culture there that it might as well be tradition. That was more than 30 years ago, but it’s just been announced that the two of them will once again be co-starring, this time in the new film from Stephan Elliott, who directed Pearce in 1994’s The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
The new film is called Flammable Children and is set in 1975 Australia, which is the year the country experienced what is now called “the Dismissal,” an event described as “the greatest political and constitutional crisis in Australian history.” It’s also still the ’70s, though so, drugs and disco and drinkin’ were still all the rage, despite the gloomy political backdrop.
Deadline insists that two teenagers are the main players in this film — perhaps they are the children who catch fire, either figuratively or literally? — so Pearce and Minogue probably won’t be the stars of the show. Maybe the father and mother of the stars of the show? Likely.
No details on a release date yet, but production is expected to begin soon.