Actress Mia Wasikowska is going back to her homeland of Australia and into the outback, as she has signed on to star in the cross-country tale Tracks for HanWay Films and director John Curran, according to Variety.
The project is based on the memoir by Robyn Davidson, who traveled more than 1,600 miles from Alice Springs in the heart of Australia, all the way to the country’s west coast in 1977. She made the journey with four camels and a dog, earning her the nickname, ‘The Camel Lady’. Her expedition was chronicled by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan.
Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame) are producing through their See-Saw Films banner, with HanWay Films representing the international rights. Here’s what the producers had to say about Mia Wasikowska, “Having produced films with incredibly powerful central performances, from Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush to Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, we are so excited to have Mia come on board to play the extraordinary role in Tracks. John is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we feel the story of one woman, transforming her life by attempting the impossible, is both universal and timely.”
It isn’t known when the movies might shoot.