Icon has announced that Sydney will be getting the Paris J’taime treatment as filmmakers from around Australia will create the anthology film Sydney Unplugged.
Alex Proyas, David Michôd, Ivan Sen, John Curran, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Liev Schreiber, Rachel Ward, Ray Lawrence and Russell Crowe will be joined by actors Anthony LaPaglia and Toni Collette in their directorial debuts to create this one-of-a-kind film.
A self-described Sydney aficionado, Tropfest creator and director John Polson hatched the idea for the Sydney film when he met co-producer Gary Hamilton at the Cannes Film Festival in May. “It’s no secret some hugely talented directors, actors and others either live here or are from here. It’s about time this talent got together to tell stories that showcase one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The people that have stepped up to take part in this project are beyond our wildest dreams” said Polson.
Shot in the second half of 2012, the film will consist of 12 stories that work together in the style of the aforementioned Paris J’taime and New York, I Love You.