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Abbie Cornish, Katie McGrath and Georgina Haig star in Seven’s romantic thriller

(L-r) Katie McGrath, Abbie Cornish and Georgina Haig. (Photo: Ben King)

Abbie Cornish, Katie McGrath and Georgina Haig are playing the leads in Seven Studios’ female-driven romantic thriller Secret Bridesmaids’ Business.

A re-imagining of Elizabeth Coleman’s stage play, the series is now shooting in Melbourne and on locations in Victoria, directed by Tori Garrett and Jennifer Perrott, backed by Film Victoria.

Announced at the Seven Network’s upfronts, the plot revolves around three friends at a wedding which turns deadly after one of the bridesmaids unknowingly invites a malevolent stranger into their lives, triggering a deadly chain reaction that blows open a world of secrets.

According to the synopsis, as the narrative unfolds the power of female friendship could be the difference between life and death.

Cornish plays Melanie, a mother and wife who appears to have an an idyllic life. However when harsh home truths are revealed, her
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Abbie Cornish-Led Thriller Series ‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’ Begins Production (Exclusive)

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Variety has exclusively learned that Australia’s Seven Studios has begun principal photography on the series “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business.”

The show stars Abbie Cornish, Katie McGrath (“Supergirl”), and Georgina Haig (“Once Upon A Time”).

In the series, a bride’s perfect wedding turns deadly after one of her bridesmaids unknowingly invites a malevolent stranger into their lives, triggering a destructive chain reaction that blows open a hidden world of secrets. As the show unfolds, the power of female friendship could be the difference between life and death.

Cornish plays Melanie, who appears to have an idyllic life: she’s a mother and wife, with a successful career and a beautiful home. However, when her life choices are put to the test by some harsh home truths, her ideal world starts to spiral out of control. McGrath is Saskia, a fast-rising lawyer and an arresting, high-octane British truth-bomb. She is relentlessly intelligent and fiercely loyal.
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Us network Starz to remake Underbelly

As production begins on the first Underbelly telemovie, The New York Magazine reports that American pay TV network Starz has acquired the Us rights to the crime series and is developing a remake, which is “a top priority” for them.

The blog Vulture says Starz CEO Chris Albrecht is “clearly hoping Underbelly’s phenomenal success in Australia can be replicated” in the Us, although the remake won’t use the Australian scripts and is instead researching American crime families that could have effective story arcs built around.

The report says that “assuming the right real-life inspiration can be found quickly, a script could be ready well before the end of the year. If Albrecht likes what he sees on the page, insiders say he’s prepared to eschew the usual pilot stage for Underbelly, and go straight to series.”

In Australia, the Nine Network commenced production on the first two-hour
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'Neighbours' star 'abandoned career for mum'

Former Neighbours star Annie Jones has spoken about her decision to abandon an international acting career to care for her ill mother. Jones, who starred as girl next door Jane Harris from 1986 to '89, said that she was devastated when her 63-year-old mother Elizabeth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994. Speaking to the Sunday Herald Sun, Jones said: "You go through a period of mourning after the diagnosis. You see the condition getting worse and worse and you know the person you know is never going to be the same." While her co-stars Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce all embarked on successful international careers, Jones said that she chose family (more)
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