Magazine article Screen International

Goalpost Finds Lovers for Holding the Man

Magazine article Screen International

Goalpost Finds Lovers for Holding the Man

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Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce and Kerry Fox are to star alongside upcoming Australian pair Ryan Corr and Craig Stott when Candy director Neil Armfield begins filming Holding The Man in Melbourne next week.

Corr and Stott play Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo in this adaptation of a real-life boy-boy love story, while the other three - and also Camilla Ah Kin - play their parents.

"We would have done 400 auditions in six months for those two roles," producer Kylie du Fresne told ScreenDaily.

It was a challenge in part because the actors are aged 16 and at school at the beginning of the film and in their 30s with a lot of life experience by the end. Sparks also had to fly between them. The creative team were open to casting four people but it was not their ideal.

Corr had to be released from the cast of Cyrano de Bergerac by the Sydney Theatre Company in order to accept the role and is in Russell Crowe's upcoming The Water Diviner and Wolf Creek 2. Stott had to return from Los Angeles.

The schedule is somewhat unorthodox in that there will be a seven-week break in order for Stott to lose a lot of weight - he gets very ill in the story. Some scenes include such iconic Sydney places as Bondi Beach and Oxford Street, and there will be a couple of days in filming on the Italian island of Lipari but most of the filming will take place in Melbourne. …

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