Filmmaker Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Dairy,” “Breaker Morant”) has set up the biopic “The White Mouse” on his future schedule with funding being arranged and shooting to begin around this time next year reports Variety.
‘Mouse’ will explore the true story of Nancy Wake, Australia’s most decorated servicewoman who worked with the French Resistance to save downed Allied airmen in France.
Wake, who died this past weekend at the age of 98, already saw her story adapted both into the British TV series “Wish Me Luck”, a 1987 Aussie TV movie starring Noni Hazlehurst, and the novel and later Cate Blanchett-led film “Charlotte Gray” which combined elements of both her exploits and British secret service agent Pearl Cornioley.
Peter Glover and Sue Milliken will produce. The news comes as Beresford’s immediate next project is “Banjo & Matilda,” another Aussie hero biopic – this one about legendary bush poet Banjo Paterson who wrote “Waltzing Matilda” and “The Man from Snowy River”.