The first trailer has been released for Palm Beach, an upcoming drama-comedy boasting a cast that includes Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi, Sam Neill, Jacqueline Mackenzie, Heather Mitchell, and Richard E Grant.
Set in the titular Northern Beaches suburb, the film follows what unfolds when a group of lifelong friends get together for a special occasion. It can’t all be great laughs and delicious food and wine though, as secrets and past tensions soon arise.
That’s an undeniably talented cast, and the trailer suggest we’re in for some great performances in a potentially layered, character-driven dramedy. This marks the second big-screen feature from actress-turned-director Rachel Ward, who previously went a much more dour route with the underseen Ben Mendelsohn-starring Beautiful Kate. Ward also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Joanna Murray-Smith (The Divorce).
Palm Beach is scheduled for Australian release on July 25.
Official synopsis for Palm Beach:
Directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker, Rachel Ward and celebrating a lineup of both Australian and International stars, Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi, Sam Neill, Jacqueline Mackenzie, Heather Mitchell, and Academy Award Nominee Richard E Grant.
Set in Sydney’s iconic Northern Beaches Palm Beach is a heartwarming story which sees a group of lifelong friends with a lifetime of history reunite for one very special occasion.
The good times roll in one of Australia’s most idyllic settings, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and music. However not all is smooth sailing as slowly tensions begin to mount and deep secrets arise, posing questions about the rich history this group once shared.
Palm Beach is set to simmer on Australian cinema screens July 25, 2019.