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Film adaptation of Holding The Man boasts all-star cast

Friday, September 05, 2014 5:48 AM | Anonymous

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The Australian film adaptation of best-selling memoir Holding The Man boasts an all-star cast that includes Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Corr, Guy Pearce, Craig Stott, Kerry Fox, Sarah Snook and Camillia ah Kin. 

Neil Armfield (Candy) is on board to direct from a script adapted by Tommy Murphy (Devil's Playground).

Based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave, Holding The Man tells the story of Conigrave's illfated relationship with his partner of 15 years, John Caleo, which began at Xavier College Catholic School in Melbourne in the 1976 and ended in 1991 when Timothy died of an AIDS-related illness.

Corr is cast to play Conigrave, and Scott will play Caleo. LaPaglia and Ah Kin will play John's parents, Bob and Lois Caleo, while Guy Pearce and Kerry Fox will star as Dick and Mary-Gert Conigrave. 

The story was first published in 1995, a few months after Conigrave's death, and has been adapted for the stage across the world. 

The Australian Theatre Company, launched by AiF members Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones, brought the story to Los Angeles in May of 2014. 

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