The title Cut Snake might sounds like it’ll be about circumcision, but it’s actually an Aussie thriller that’s just added homegrown sons Ryan Kwanten and Sullivan Stapleton to its cast, according to Deadline.
Written by Australian TV writer Blake Ayshford, Cut Snake looks at a real-life tragedy that happened in Brisbane in 1973. A heist gone wrong led to the Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub getting torched, resulting in the deaths of 15 people. Just released from prison, Stapleton’s character convinces Kwanten’s, who is on the verge of getting married, to help him out on this ill-fated robbery. Rachael Taylor is attached to play Kwanten’s fiancee. Tony Ayres will direct.
Both Kwanten and Stapleton have found success outside their home country with Ryan starring in True Blood, while Sullivan made a splash in Animal Kingdom and will be seen soon in Ruben Fleischer’s much anticipated Gangster Squad.