Director Kriv Stenders has announced the final cast for his crime thriller "Kill Me Three Times," which now includes Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth and Bryan Brown.
They join fellow Aussies Teresa Palmer and Sullivan Stapleton, as well as Brazillian Alice Braga and Britt Simon Pegg on the cast.
The final announcement does not include Abbie Cornish or Ben Mendelsohn, who have dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Palmer and Mulvey have signed on to play their roles.
Principal photography began this week in and around Perth and the southwest region of Western Australia.
With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film is produced by Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings (the team behind Death At A Funeral and A Few Best Men) and Tania Chambers, the former CEO of Screen New South Wales.
Kill Me Three Times takes place in a sundrenched Australian surfing town, where a young singer, portrayed by Alice Braga, is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. Simon Pegg plays a mercurial assassin, who is hired by her wealthy husband (Callan Mulvey), but there is more than one person gunning for her.
Sullivan Stapleton has been cast as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam, whilst Teresa Palmer plays a small town Lady Macbeth who masterminds the scheme.
Bryan Brown, a corrupt cop, also tries to get his cut and Luke Hemsworth portrays Braga’s love interest, a local surfer who hopes to rescue the young woman from Pegg’s telescopic sights.
Stenders said, “I am absolutely thrilled with the dream cast we’ve assembled. It’s a real gift to have so many wonderfully talented and respected actors in one movie. I can’t wait to begin collaborating with them and bring Kill Me Three Times to vivid life.”