Back to Violet Town, here's the book description (which is an adaptation of Steven Carroll’s novel The Art of The Engine Driver):
On a hot summer′s night in the 1950s, the old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide -- and nobody will be left unaffectedHere's the article for Violet Town via Deadline...
As a passenger train leaves Spencer Street Station on its haul to Sydney, a family of three -- Vic, Rita and their son Michael -- are off to a party. George Bedser has invited the whole neighbourhood to celebrate the engagement of his daughter.
Vic is an engine driver, with dreams of being like his hero Paddy Ryan and becoming the master of the smooth ride.
As the neighbours walk to the party, we are drawn into the lives of a bully, a drunk, a restless girl and a young boy forced to grow up before he is ready.
Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike & Bryan Brown Set For Aussie Drama ‘Violet Town’
Violet Town is directed by Mark Joffe and is an adaptation of Steven Carroll’s novel The Art Of The Engine Driver, a 1957-set tale about a couple who attend a neighbor’s New Year’s Eve party where buried secrets are revealed. Guy Pearce and Rosamund Pike will play the couple in the pic, which is due to begin shooting in third-quarter 2013. Bryan Brown is also attached to the Matt Cameron script, which is co-produced by Essential Media and Entertainment’s Ian Collie. The feature is the first from an Aussie film and TV production co-venture between Mushroom Pictures and Morrissey Molloy Entertainment.In other RP movie news, her upcoming film with Tom Cruise, 'Jack Reacher' Movie to Premiere in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh will play host to the premiere of a Tom Cruise movie that was filmed in several local communities last year.And an awesome Jack Reacher Premiere sweepstakes...
"Jack Reacher," originally named "One Shot" after the novel the story is based on, will premiere at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Dec. 15.
According to a report from WPXI, Tom Cruise and co-stars Robert Duvall and Rosamund Pike are expected to return to Pittsburgh to attend the premiere, which is the first film premiere Pittsburgh has hosted in several decades.
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