EXCLUSIVE: Shooting on the Olivia Newton-John bio-drama is set to begin on Monday December 12th -with Delta Goodrem in the plum role of Olivia Newton-John.
Goodrem has been widely tipped for the role in the Seven project, but ONJ had previously been objecting to the Fremantle Media produced drama.
TV Tonight understands Newton-John is now on board with the project, although it isn’t clear in what capacity, clearing the path for a much happier shoot.
It also means Delta Goodrem will have a busy 2017 with appearances in House Husbands (already completed) and The Voice for Nine. The news also comes only a week after she pulled out of hosting the ARIA Awards.
The bio, which will join projects on Paul Hogan and Shane Warne on Seven in 2017, will be filmed in Victoria.
In a statement FilmVic said, “The story of Olivia Newton-John will chart her remarkable path through one of the world’s toughest industries, and provide a glimpse into the extraordinary achievements of one of Australia’s most loved icons.”
Seven has been contacted for comment.