Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill have been cast in Ride Like a Girl!
Making her directorial debut, actress Rachel Griffiths has set Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill as the stars of her “Ride Like A Girl.” The film is now in production in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia, and is set for a release in the third quarter of next year.
The sports drama tells the life story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Palmer (“Hacksaw Ridge”) stars as Payne and Neill (“Jurassic Park,” “The Piano”) as the father who raised Michelle and her nine brothers and siblings as a single father.
Also in the cast are Sullivan Stapleton, Genevieve Morris and, Brooke Satchwell, Sophia Forrest, Anneliese Apps, Katie Castles, Veronica Thomas, Zara Zoe, Aaron Glenane and Henry Nixon, as the Palmer siblings. The young Michelle Payne is played by Summer North and a young Stevie Payne by Gryffin Morrison.