Seven yesterday dropped a trailer for Olivia starring Delta Goodrem which looks pretty impressive.
The costuming and recreations look especially strong… ok aside from Josh Lawson’s wig on Gyton Grantley.
Also good to see we are shortening the title from wordy Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You. As if we could confuse with any other Olivia.…..
Not screening until “After the Commonwealth Games” of course.
Will this be the one to put bio-dramas back in favour? Think so.
Delta Goodrem said, “Olivia influenced my earliest years as an evolving artist and became the backbone of influence to living my life and heart as a proud Australian artist. I aspired to have her grace, humility and talent from the time I started singing.
“I grew up with Olivia’s energy and beautiful voice in my world through her music, and then from an early age I was truly blessed to find friendship and mentorship from Olivia. She is an icon. I am deeply humbled to play my idol and friend, and I am truly excited to share with people a part of Olivia’s life story.”
Seven’s Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said: “We feel very privileged to be able to tell Olivia’s story with a stellar cast of Australian faces that truly do pay homage to the style, poise and flair of this incredibly vibrant era.”
FremantleMedia Australia’s Head of Drama, Jo Porter, added: “To have an actor that understands the music industry inside and out brings a unique perspective to the realization of this remarkable story.”
Delta Goodrem / Olivia Newton-John (from age 22)
Morgan Griffin / Olivia Newton-John (age 16-22)
Kate Jenkinson / Pat Carroll (from age 22)
Georgia Flood / Pat Carroll (from age 16-22)
Robyn Malcolm / Irene Newton-John
Richard Blight / Brinley Newton-John
Todd Lasance / Lee Kramer
Richard Brancatisano / Matt Lattanzi
George Xanthis / John Travolta
Paul David-Goddard / John Farrar (from age 22)
Ben Shumann / John Farrar (age 18)
Diana Glenn / Nancy Chuda
David James / Peter Allen
Lucy Honigman / Helen Reddy
Gyton Grantley / Roger Davies
Hugo Johnstone-Burt / Bruce Welch
Anthony Brandon Wong / Patrick McDermott
Will Ewing / Ian Turpie
Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor / John Easterling
Grant Cartwright / Peter Allen
Alison Bell / Betsy Cox
Lily Jones / Chloe Lattanzi (from 4-9)
Alicia Banit / Chloe Lattanzi (from age 19-20)
Sam Duncan / Johnny O’Keefe