Jackman, Watts, Byrne Set For “Larrakins”

Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Jacki Weaver, Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman and Ewen Leslie are set to join the previously announced Margot Robbie as voice actors for DreamWorks Animation’s “Larrikins”.

“Matilda The Musical” composer Tim Minchin is teaming with Chris Miller to co-direct the animal rock ‘n’ roll musical which was originally scheduled to open February 16th 2018 but will now likely go forward on a new date with Universal Pictures expected to handle the distribution.

“Larrikins,” an Aussie slang for term for ‘maverick’, follows a desert-dwelling bilby who goes on a road trip with a band in the Australian Outback. Harry Cripps penned the project which is being produced by Gregg Taylor.

Source: Deadline