Watch: US Trailer for Wayne Blair's 'The Sapphires' with Chris O'Dowd
"Move over, Aretha!" The Weinstein Company has finally debuted an official US theatrical trailer for The Sapphires, Wayne Blair's charming musical comedy about four young Koori girls who become singers for US troops in Vietnam. Chris O'Dowd (seen on "Girls" and in Friends with Kids & Bridesmaids recently) stars as a talent scout with the four talented aboriginal women - Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell. The film has been playing the festival circuit all over the world, and is just arriving in US theaters this coming March. I've heard nothing but superb things about it, looks quite good.
The Sapphires are four young Koori girls — Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) — who are discovered in a dusty outback tavern by lanky, often soused Irish-born talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd). While the racist locals vehemently reject the notion of a group of Aboriginal entertainers, Dave vows to make The Sapphires shine — not just in town but all over the world. Wayne Blair directs The Sapphires based on Tony Brigg's stage play which he adapted with Keith Thompson. The Weinstein Co picked up the film at Cannes, which will open limited starting March 22nd.