Widely-adored television series The Choir of Hard Knocks is now the basis of a feature film drama project, in development under Producer Marian MacGowan (The Rage in Placid Lake, Two Hands, Blessed, Death Defying Acts) and Executive Producer Jason Stephens (The Choir of Hard Knocks, The King, Killing Time).
With a script underway with writer Pip Karmel, the plan is to turn the story into a feelgood feature with actors taking the roles of the choir members. The pitch for the project is the story of a homeless choir from Melbourne who made it all the way to the Sydney Opera House.
It will be directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (Spirited, Better than Sex, Burning Man, Gettin’ Square).
So far the choir has had a hit series, sellout concerts, ARIA Awards, Logie Awards -so why not a feature film?