Alex Dimitriades joins The Slap

ABC drama The Slap continues to rack up an impressive cast list, after announcing yesterday that Alex Dimitriades, Sophie Lowe, Lex Marinos and Anthony Hayes will join the series.

They join previously announced cast members Melissa George, Sophie Okonedo, Essie Davis and Jonathan LaPaglia.

Also announced are Blake Davis (Tangle, Dead Gorgeous), Oliver Ackland (Wasted on the Young, The Proposition), Diana Glenn (Carla Cametti PD, Satisfaction) Toula Tianni and Eugenia Fragos (Head On).

The 8 part series, based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, begins when a man slaps a child who is not his son at a BBQ. The gathered guests all have different reactions to the incident.

Directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville, Tony Ayres and Robert Connolly, filming begins this month.

5 Comments:

  1. @Mac, that’s a funny story, albeit a little worrying! I believe Alex Dimitriades and Christos Tsiolkas have remained close since they met each other on Head On, particularly as they’re both young Greek Australians.

  2. @Anthony : Me too! 😉
    Back when it was released I worked for Blockbuster video and a bloke actually asked me if we stocked snuff movies (yup, real ones). After explaining how that would not only be highly illegal but also not a good thing to advertise ones interest in, he pottered around before renting Head On. I was very grateful I wasn’t working when he realised the real nature of the film and returned it enraged…

  3. Well this is interesting because a character named Ari (who may or may not be the same Ari from Tsolikos’ first novel Loaded – and the movie Head On) appeared in the Slap. I’m pretty sure I read somewhere it’s the same Ari.

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