Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill Hunt Tassie Tiger

Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor have all signed on for the Australian psychological thriller “The Hunter” for Porchlight Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Adapted from Julia Leigh’s 1999 novel, the story follows a European mercenary known only as ‘M’ who has been hired by an anonymous biotech company. ‘M’ is traversing the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Thylacine, better known as the thought to be extinct Tasmanian Tiger.

Morgana Davies, Jacek Koman, Dan Wyllie, Sullivan Stapleton, John Brumpton, Callan Mulvey and Finn Woodlock also star. Daniel Nettheim (“Angst,” “Rush,” “Spirited”) directs.

Vincent Sheehan will produce and shooting kicked off this week on location in Tasmania.