Hugo Weaving is re-teaming with his "The Interview" and "Peaches" director Craig Monahan on the prison feature "Healing" at Point Blank Pictures and Pinnacle Films.
The story centers on real-life prison inmate Viktor Khadem's (Don Hany) last eighteen months before release after serving a sixteen-year term.
Khadem is sent to Won Wron, a low-security, pre-release prison farm, where Senior Officer Matt Perry (Weaving) has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men by giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured game birds, such as eagles, falcons and owls.
Xavier Samuel, Jane Menelaus, Anthony Hayes, Mark Leonard Winter, Robert Taylor, Justine Clarke, Laura Brent and Tony Martin also star.
Monahan and Alison Niselle co-wrote the screenplay, and filming begins in Melbourne and around regional Victoria next week ahead of an early 2014 release.