Delta to begin filming Olivia role


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.


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  1. Where’s the drama in ONJ’s life story?

    These dramas based on real people are getting boring and cheesy. They should do someone like Rolf Harris. Seriously. Something with guts.

    • Well, too bad.

      She’ll make a fantastic ONJ!

      David, are we expecting this for 2018 (i.e.) after the tennis?

      Or possibly for late next year?

      Either way, it should be a ratings hit like “Molly”.

  2. Why can’t they find lookalikes of the people they are betraying. Seen shorts of Hoges and honestly l just can’t relate to it visually. The actor looks nothing like Paul Hogan. It just does not work for me.

    • Secret Squïrrel

      Ah, that;s why ONJ was against this. She thought she was going to be betrayed! 🙂

      I make no comment about Delta as a choice but I’d rather have an actor with a similar general appearance but who will give a good performance, than someone who could be their long-lost twin but who couldn’t act their way out of a wet paper bag. If you know of a good actor who looks like ONJ, let the producers know about her because she’ll prob cost less than Delta.

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