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George Lazenby to star in his first Aussie movie since 1977

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:32 PM | Anonymous

Australia's James Bond, George Lazenby, is heading home next year to star in his first Aussie movie since 1977. 

Titled "Justice in a Smoking Gun" and helmed by first-time feature film director David Ludlow, the film also has fellow Aussies Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) attached. 



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According to News Ltd "Justice in a Smoking Gun" tells a tale of revenge set at the peak of the Victorian gold rush in 1868.

Ludlow told News Ltd, "[Lazenby is] going to play the baddie in the film. I'd written this Jack Palance/Kirk Douglas-y older character who's a pretty nasty piece of work. George popped into my head and I knew it had to be George Lazenby to play the role.

"I spent much of last year trying to get anyone I could to read (the script). Being a massive James Bond fan, on a whim I sent it to George and within a week or two of getting it, he was on board."

Lazenby is known for being Australia's only James Bond - he starred in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". 

The last Australian film Lazenby worked on was "The Newman Shame" under the director of Julian Pringle (All Saints, Heartland) in 1977. 

The film is expected to begin production in April next year in the former gold-mining town of Daylesford, Victoria. 

Look out for "Justice in a Smoking Gun" in 2015!

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