Entertainment One have released the first trailer and stills for their new comedy The Sapphires. It stars Irish actor Chris O’Dowd who we recently saw in Bridesmaids (and UK audiences will know him from the IT Crowd), Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Tory Kittles and is directed by Wayne Blair.
Larger-than-life sisters Gail, Cynthia and Julie, along with their wayward cousin Kay, have killer voices and attitudes to match. Performing Country and Western in an Australian outback singing contest, they catch the attention of Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd), a struggling Irish musician with a penchant for whisky and a passion for soul music.
It may not sound like a match made in heaven but Dave notices a sparkling talent in the girls and it becomes clear that they could be something special….they just need the right man to take them on. As they embark on a hilarious journey of highs and lows, courage and commitment, friendship and family, they discover that all you need to succeed is a little heart….and a lot of soul.
Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires take to the stage on November 2nd 2012.
Check out the trailer below and click the image above to enlarge.