Nicholas Hope has been cast in the upcoming Ivan Sen’s neo western ‘Limbo’ in an undisclosed role starring opposite Simon Baker.
Hope is well known for playing the protagonist in the 1993 film “Bad Boy Bubby.” The following year he won the Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Leading Role award. He proceeds to work in movies, theatre, and TV shows in Australia and Europe. The actor resides in Sydney, Australia.
Hope is also recognized for publishing a memoir titled ‘Brushing the Tip of Fame’ in 2004. Soon after, he created a monologue in 2006 called ‘The Colour of Panic,’ which was showcased in Sydney and Oslo.
A painting of Hope hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
Coming back to the film, it’s been reported that ‘Limbo’ is currently in production in Coober Pedy, a mining town in South Australia. The upcoming feature film will be directed and written by Ivan Sen (”Mystery Road,” “Goldstone,” “Loveland”) and is being produced by Bunya Productions (”Sweet Country,” “Mystery Road: Origin,” “True Colours”) along with Sen.
Andrea Michaels, Minister for The Arts The Hon. stated, “We are thrilled to welcome multi-award winning Bunya Productions and acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Sen to South Australia, to the truly unique setting of Coober Pedy. Following on from other recent productions such as Mortal Kombat and Firebite which were also filmed in South Australia’s legendary underground city, Limbo will showcase one of the State’s most iconic locations to a global audience.
“The production holds great benefits for South Australia, and is expected to inject more than $500,000 into the local economy, while also employing a specialist South Australian crew including Costume Designer Theo Benton, Location Manager Scott McCarten, Armourer Piers Hunt and Unit Manager Josh Jaeger.”
The film stars AACTA Award-winning, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor Simon Baker (”Breath,” “Blaze,” “The Mentalist,” “Excessive Floor”), along with Rob Collins (”The Drover’s Spouse: The Legend of Molly Johnson,” “Firebite”), Natasha Wanganeen (”Rabbit Proof Fence,” “Firebite”) and Nicholas Hope (”The Drover’s Spouse: The Legend of Molly Johnson”).
Filmmaker Ivan Sen defined ‘Limbo’ as a “desert noir” or “neo-western.”
“’Limbo’ is a quest for truth — an intimate study in intergenerational trauma and its ongoing postcolonial impacts on Indigenous Australia,” asserted Sen.
“The world of “Limbo” is both nostalgic and authentic, and Simon is such a versatile and disciplined performer, who just exudes Hurley’s clashing stoicism and vulnerability that is simply electric on screen.”
The film is scheduled to be released in 2023. An official release date is yet to be announced.