After many attempts over the past few years to get the story right for the big screen, we now have an amazing script for our upcoming movie DANGER CLOSE based on the true story of The Battle of Long Tan. And of course we are very excited!
This awesome screenplay has been written by Australian Writer/Director Stuart Beattie (COLLATERAL, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) based on a script by James Nicholas, Jack Brislee, Karel Segers and Paul Sullivan.
The key creative team behind our movie are (more announcements soon):
- Cast – Travis Fimmel (Major Harry Smith) and an incredible ensemble cast to be announced soon.
- Director – Kriv Stenders (RED DOG, AUSTRALIA DAY, WAKE IN FRIGHT, JACK IRISH)
- Screenplay – Stuart Beattie (COLLATERAL, AUSTRALIA, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN)
- Writers – The Story Shop team; James Nicholas, Jack Brislee, Karel Segers & Paul Sullivan
- Producers – Martin Walsh (BATTLE OF LONG TAN Documentary), John Schwarz (DEADLINE GALLIPOLI, THE HUNTER’S PRAYER, KILLERMAN) and Michael Schwarz (DEADLINE GALLIPOLI, THE HUNTER’S PRAYER, KILLERMAN)
- Executive Producer – Stuart Beattie (COLLATERAL, AUSTRALIA, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN)
- DOP – Ben Nott (WINCHESTER, JIGSAW, PREDESTINATION, TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN)
- Line Producer – Sharon Miller (PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, LIFE OF Pi, THE GREAT RAID)
- 1st Assistant Director – Jamie Leslie (WINCHESTER, PREDESTINATION, DAYBREAKERS)
- Costume Designer – Lizzy Gardiner (THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, HACKSAW RIDGE, THE RAILWAY MAN)
- Production Designer – Sam Hobbs (RED DOG: TRUE BLUE, BENEATH HILL 60, THE KETTERING INCIDENT)
- Special Effects Supervisor – Brian Cox (THE MATRIX, THOR: RAGNAROK, THE WOLVERINE, AUSTRALIA)
- Casting Director – Kirsty McGregor/Stevie Ray (LION, THOR: RAGNAROK, ANIMAL KINGDOM, TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL)