Australian actors and directors are lining up to participate in the anthology film Sydney Unplugged. According to THR, Anthony LaPaglia, Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Russell Crowe, Alex Proyas, David Michôd, Ivan Sen, John Curran, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Rachel Ward, and Ray Lawrence will each helm a short film. Sydney Unplugged is along the lines of previous “famous-people-love-major-city” movies New York, I Love You and Paris, J’Taime.
Anthology movies are always a mixed bag, but when each short comes from a different director, it’s at least exciting to see who will come up with the best of the bunch. I’m particularly excited to see what Michôd (who previously directed Animal Kingdom) comes up. Filming is set to begin in Sydney in the second half of 2012.