President of BeauFM, former police detective and local legend Mick Brilliant has been picked to play a starring role in the upcoming biker film Patched.
Mr Brilliant said he was offered the part on the spot when actor and author Colin ‘Spida’ Dixon came into BeauFM for an interview.
“I don’t know what kind of character I’m playing, just that his name is Cutter,” he said.
“I haven’t even read the script yet but it is a bit exciting because this movie is going to be a Hollywood style movie, a blockbuster.”
The movie tells the story of brothers who are impacted by Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) laws introduced in 2013.
Mr Dixon, who wrote the script and fought to build financial support for his project said it was about what happens when people are pushed into a corner by the government.
He said he first thought of making a biker movie in 1978.
“But in the last two years I have worked 20 to 30 hours a week on this,” he said.
“We now have the funding we need to make the movie and will start filming in April, with a release date planned for September this year.”
The movie will also feature the promo car for the latest Fast and the Furious movie.
“We are in negotiations with some very well known actors including a Hollywood A-lister or two, but we’re not releasing their names just yet,” Mr Dixon said.
“Australian 10-time Muay Thai World Champion John Wayne Parr has already signed on for a role in Patched and so has my good mate Jack Charles.”
Mr Dixon said Jack Charles, who appeared in the movie Pan alongside Hugh Jackman, was also an artist of some note who had offered a lot of support to the new project.
“It’s been a long journey but rumour has it that this film will gain a cult following similar to Sons of Anarchy and (1974 classic movie) Stone.
“The production company has already asked for first option on our next movie.”
Mick’s wife and local children’s author Helen Brilliant-Schiller said she will also ‘sort of’ appear in the film.
“There’s a scene where the children in the movie are having a story read to them, and the book is my Bluey the Fly is a Bully so I’m a bit excited about that.”