The Sapphires will be played by familiar names Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy, with relative newcomers Shari Sebbens (currently on stage in Brisbane for A Hoax at La Boite, coming to Griffin Theatre Co. in July) and Miranda Tapsell. Chris O'Dowd (The IT Crowd, Bridesmaids) plays the scout.
The MIFF screening comes straight from its world premiere in Cannes, where it's screening Out Of Competition.
MIFF opens Thursday 2 August and runs to Sunday 19. Its full programme will be announced Wednesday 11 July.
This week's new sets include music from locals Gurrumul, Josh Pyke and West Thebarton Brothel Party plus new tunes from The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Jr.