Nicholas Hope Joins the Resistance

Nicholas Hope

Nicholas Hope, winner of the Australian Film Institute’s Best Actor Award for his performance in Bad Boy Bubby, and author of a humorous autobiography Brushing the Tip of Fame, has joined the cast of Resistance.

Full press release appears after the jump.

Nicholas Hope Joins the Resistance
Australian Star to Take Major Role in Feature & Series

Andrew Dillon, executive producer of That’s-A-Wrap Productions, today announced that Australian movie star and AFI Award-winner Nicholas Hope has agreed to take a central, pivotal role in the company’s action-adventure science fiction film and follow-on television series, Resistance.

Resistance is the story of a covert attempt by aliens from outer space to take over the Earth and a guerilla-style battle to stop them when most of the world won’t believe the threat exists. What makes the story even more interesting is its focus on a band of super-smart teenagers at the center of this conflict: not only do they have to save the world but they have to deal with school, hormones and dating.

Hope will be taking on the role of Stephen Hope, the coincidentally-named headmaster of the private school the teens all attend. Hope is the leader of the resistance the show is named for.

According to Dillon, “Nicholas is the award-winning star of the cult favorite film Bad Boy Bubby. He’s had many recognized roles in television series like Farscape and feature films like Scooby-Doo. He’s a terrific talent and I’m really excited that he’s agreed to be in Resistance. He’ll bring a lot to project.”

Hope likewise is excited to be taking part. “I was very pleased to be approached from a relatively early stage to be involved in Resistance. I’ve always had a bit of a yen for science fiction. There’s such a capacity for invention, intelligence, commentary and playfulness in the form. And Resistance has all that built in: it could go in so many different directions. On top of that, I always felt like the outsider at school. There’s a wonderful pay-back beauty in nerdy-heroes that’s very inviting. Resistance has that in its outline. So the project as a whole is quite enticing.”

Production on the Resistance feature is expected to start later this year.

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