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The ‘Rams’ English-language remake has its Australian cast

The hit Icelandic film Rams is being remade in Australia, and the cast has now been announced.

Australian actors Sam Neill and Michael Caton will star as the estranged brothers and farmers forced to work together after a crisis hits their farms. Jeremy Sims will direct the film and Jules Duncan has written the adaptation. 

The original film, which is directed and written by Grimur Hakonarson, won the Un Certain Regard at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. 

The Australian version of Rams is currently filming in Western Australia. 

“This is a story about family, connected through land and community, and the relationships at the heart of those communities,” Sims told Variety. “Regional Western Australia is a vast and complex place, and the Great Southern has such a unique flavour that audiences deserve to see it on the big screen.”

No release date has been announced. 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.