Set in the late 1960’s, the upcoming musical drama THE SAPPHIRES centers on a group of four talented Australian Aboriginal girls who climb to fame entertaining the U.S. troops stationed in Vietnam. Directed by WAYNE BLAIR from a script by TONY BRIGGS and KEITH THOMPSON, the largely unfamiliar cast includes CHRIS O’DOWD, DEBORAH MALLMAN, JESSICA MAUBOY, SHARI SEBBENS and MIRANDA TAPSELL.
Probably best known for his roles in FRIENDS WITH KIDS and BRIDESMAIDS, O’DOWD has also recently been seen 3,2,1…FRANKIE GO BOOM and the hit HBO series GIRLS. Not too long ago, we sat down with the affable Irish actor, who confessed that the last couple of years have produced some pretty good roles for him. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE SAPPHIRES will be released in the U.S. later this year