EXCLUSIVE: The True History of the Kelly Gang star Jillian Nguyen has joined romantic sci-fi feature Loveland.

This comes as the U.S./Australian feature film, directed by Mystery Road director Ivan Sen, secured additional funding from Tarik Coskun at Maestro Productions. Rock Salt Releasing will be shopping the film at EFM in Berlin next month ahead of production beginning 25 February.

The film also stars Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood). Set in the neon twilight of a futuristic Chinese influenced mega-city, it follows two lonely souls; Jack, a hardened assassin, and April, a nightclub singer. Together, they search for what it once was to be human, until it confronts them, revealing the true mystery of their existence. It will film in Hong Kong and Brisbane, Australia.

It is the latest project for rising star Nguyen, who recently filmed The True History of the Kelly Gang, alongside Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam and Russell Crowe.

Loveland producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, who run Bunya Productions said, “We are very excited to bring Ivan Sen’s incredible vision for Loveland to the big screen, it will look simply stunning and we have high hopes for its international release.”