Coast actor shines in star-studded Hollywood blockbuster


An up-and-coming Sunshine Coast actor has appeared alongside a number of the largest names in Hollywood as she establishes herself in the movie trade.

Jane Larkin stars in Ron Howards newest movie, Thirteen Lives, which relies on the charming true story of the rescue mission to save lots of a staff of younger soccer gamers and their coach from flooding caves in Thailand.

Taking on the function of an Australian reporter in the $55 million manufacturing, Jane performs alongside Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell.

Other notable actors embrace Australia’s Joel Edgerton who is thought for his function as Owen Lars in Star Wars and the Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Sippy Downs native is making her credited debut having beforehand featured in the identical film as Hollywood heavyweight Chris Hemsworth.

The author, producer and actor can also be in the post-production stage of her personal movie, The Edge, which was made on the Sunshine Coast.

Other Australians in Thirteen Lives embrace Queensland-based Josh Helman (X Men Origins) and Zahra Newman (Neighbours and Long Story Short) who’ve credited roles in the movie which acquired backing from the State Government and Screen Australia.

Jane Larkin performs an Australian reporter in Thirteen Lives alongside Viggo Mortensen.

Jane informed Sunshine Coast News she was thrilled to be a part of the expertise and to work on a film by one in all her favorite administrators.

The former Immanuel Lutheran College scholar has additionally featured in Spiderhead, staring Chris Hemsworth, in addition to Australian-filmed productions Young Rock and the upcoming road-trip thriller Australian sequence Darby and Joan.

“This has been the best experience of my life,” she stated. “I heard that Ron Howard was making a movie in Australia, and he’s one in all my directorial idols.

“What I couldn’t consider after I met Ron Howard was that he requested for my identify that first day and he remembered it the remainder of capturing.

“I used to be quantity 45 in the solid, and he nonetheless remembered my identify. That simply speaks wonders to the kind of particular person he’s.

“I also remember the first time I got to sit next to Viggo and of course he was Aragorn in Lord of the Rings and his poster used to be on my locker at school – it felt surreal.”

Jane Larkin with Colin Farrell, Artin John and Luisa Prosser.

The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios movie is already tipped to do properly in the upcoming awards season having acquired file check scores.

“The original screening of it was given the highest ever audience rating from any MGM film and it has been tipped for awards season to win some pretty big awards,” Jane stated.

“The scores are fairly excessive and I really feel like I do know why, particularly having seen the movie a couple of occasions.

“I feel it did a really good job of showcasing how the world come together to save these 13 lives.”

Filmed on the Gold Coast, Jane stated the COVID period had a silver lining for the native film trade and was serving to set up herself, and different native actors, to grow to be credible blockbuster names.

“Queensland gave loads of incentives for the movie trade to be right here in the course of the COVID-19 time and it’s continued.

“We have so many multifaceted locations and Queensland as a state, and hopefully the Sunshine Coast as a region, is going to be really important in the Hollywood film industry. The sky’s the limit.”

Thirteen Lives is on the market to observe on Amazon Prime Video.

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