Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths is set to play former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard in WTFN's full length television drama.
The project will be based on Fairfax political journalist Kerry-Anne Walsh's book "The Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the media and Team Rudd contrived to bring down the Prime Minister," which focuses on the "media's obsession with the fall and resurrection of [former prime minister] Kevin Rudd at Julia Gillard's expense”.
Seasoned political drama producer Richard Keddie (Hawke, Curtin) will produce.
Keddie told TV Tonight:
“We’re the right people to make this because we know the political scene really well. We know how to make these kind of stories.
“I know a lot about the true story of Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. For me it makes Hawke look like a ‘normal story.’ It’s absolutely amazing.”
Whatever your political leanings, this is going to be an interesting project to watch out for.