THE CUP is due to open in Australian Cinemas on the 13th of October and thanks to Roadshow Films, I got to have a few minutes chatting with the Director of the film Simon Wincer and the star Stephen Curry. For me meeting Simon Wincer was a pretty big deal, as I say in the interview the film Phar Lap was really one of my first introduction’s to the world of horse racing and the book is also one of those I have read many times, so the nervs were in full tilt as I met him, but I found him to be really down to earth and loved talking about his films. Stephen Curry was another one, throughout the interview I really wanted to say ‘they’re dreamin’ but I restrained myself! Curry is an extremely funny guy and there’s quite a few moments in the interview that show Curry in full form.
Was a really fun interview to do and thanks to Roadshow Films for organising it.
THE CUP opens on the 13th of October – our review is coming very soon.
At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, Damien teams with Irish trainer Dermot Weld, and triumphs at the 2002 Melbourne Cup in one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history.
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Alice Parkinson, Stephen Curry, Daniel MacPherson, Jodi Gordon, Shaun Micallef, Bobby Fox, Tom Burlinson, Bill Hunter, Colleen Hewett, Andrew Curry
Studio: Roadshow Films
Opens in Australian Cinemas on the 13th October 2011