Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.
EXCLUSIVE: Aussie actor Kick Gurry has joined the cast of Lana and Andy Wachowski’s sci-fi thriller Jupiter Ascending, his second collaboration with the siblings following Speed Racer. Gurry was offered the role by the Wachowskis when he was in London shooting Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. A WB-Village Roadshow co-production, Jupiter Ascending stars Sean Bean, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Mila Kunis and is set to shoot in London. Gurry’s credits include the TV series Cybergeddon, Offspring and Tangle. Gurry doesn’t have a U.S. agent. The deal was negotiated by his Australian rep, United Management’s Natasha Harrison, and Richard Genow of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.