It’s amazing what one film can do to a reputation of a actor propelling you into projects not just in your own country but also all around the world. Thanks to Bridesmaids Irish comedian/actor Chris O’Dowd name is fair getting about and he seems to be appearing in every second film coming out with Australian film The Sapphires the latest and Entertainment One have whisked us over the new UK Trailer.Starring also Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell The Sapphires is based on a true story of a all singing sister group in Australia struggling Irish musician who spots their talent.
Larger-than-life sisters Gail, Cynthia and Julie, along with their wayward cousin Kay, have killer voices and attitudes to match. Performing Country and Western in an Australian outback singing contest, they catch the attention of Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd), a struggling Irish musician with a penchant for whisky and a passion for soul music.
It may not sound like a match made in heaven but Dave notices a sparkling talent in the girls and it becomes clear that they could be something special….they just need the right man to take them on. As they embark on a hilarious journey of highs and lows, courage and commitment, friendship and family, they discover that all you need to succeed is a little heart….and a lot of soul.
The film has been out about 2 weeks in Australia it’s doing really good at the box office even Rotten tomatoes gave it 92% and the film will make an appearance at next month’s Toronto Film Festival too. Looks like a great film for this coming Autumn, The Sapphires will arrive in UK&Ireland November 2nd.