Kristen Wiig got her roadside groove on for Chris O’Dowd in Bridesmaids, but now it’s O’Dowd’s turn to show off his moves. Evidence is below, in the EW exclusive poster for his Aussie, ’60s-set film The Sapphires.
Based on the 2004 Australian play of the same name, which was in turn based on the true story of the playwright’s own mother, The Sapphires chronicles the journey of four Australian Aboriginal women when they travel to Vietnam to sing for the U.S. troops in 1968. Ireland-born O’Dowd plays the girl group’s manager, and playing the Sapphires are Australian actresses Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell.
When the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, it was met with a reported 10-minute standing ovation.
The Sapphires has already opened in international markets such as Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. Its Weinstein Company-distributed U.S. release is set for March 22.
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