New TIFF 2012 movie trailer for Wayne Blair's The Sapphires, starring Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy Shari Siebens and Miranda Tapsell
The musical drama/comedy from The Weinstein Company, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this year, can be seen at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 9th at the Winter Garden Theatre, followed by a Tuesday run at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1.
Wayne Blair makes his feature directorial debut on the project, helming from the script by Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson. The Sapphires is produced by Kylie Du Fresne and Rosemary Blight, and executive-produced by Ben Grant, Soon Kie Lee, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Tristan Whalley.
Read the official synopsis below the latest video, and see below the trailer for 2 slick music clips with Chris O'Dowd, The Sapphires singing I Heard it Through the Grapevine and Sugar Pie Honey Bunch at Cannes.
The Sapphires Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Trailer:
The Sapphires Synopsis:
Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.