Variety reports that filming has begun in the Great Southern region of Western Australia for Jeremy Sims’ (Last Cab to Darwin) remake of hit Icelandic comedy drama Rams (Hrútar), which won Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2015.
The remake stars Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Michael Caton (Packed To The Rafters) as two brothers living on adjoining sheep farms who have not spoken to each other in 40 years. But when a deadly disease threatens their herds, they are forced to unite to save the sheep, and themselves, from extinction.
Jeremy Sims told Variety: “This is a story about family, connected through land and community, and the relationships at the heart of those communities. Regional Western Australia is a vast and complex place, and the Great Southern has such a unique flavor that audiences deserve to see it on the big screen.”