Director Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto) will be attending the Australian premiere of star-studded Biopic Hacksaw Ridge.
Written by Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, Hacksaw Ridge made its world premiere in Venice were it was met with a ten minute standing ovation. The critically acclaimed film stars a slew of house-hold names such as, Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Social Network, 99 Homes), Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Into The Wild), Luke Bracey (Home & Away, The Best of Me, Point Break), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies, Knight of Cups), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Dressmaker, The Lord of The Rings) Sam Worthington (Avatar, Everest) and Rachel Griffiths (TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Six Feet Under, Hilary and Jackie).
Hacksaw Ridge was primarily shot in locations across New South Wales, including Sydney Olympic Park, and tells the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.
News is yet to be released on which cast members will be joining Mel Gibson at the Hacksaw Ridge Australian premiere.