Carey Mulligan Is “Outback” Bound

Luminous Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) will head to Australia for a sci-fi action flick called Outback Variety reports. Details are scant at the moment but some story ideas we’ve fabricated include District 9 with dingos, Wake In Fright with martians or a political drama in which Uluru is a dormant spaceship that lazer beams the White House in the second act. All possibilities my friends.

Variety reports: “Graham King’s GK Films is headed to Oz, mounting a sci-fi action film titled “Outback” with Carey Mulligan attached to star and Gary Ross on board to direct. Nissar Modi (“Z For Zachariah”) will write the script based on an original idea that he and Ross conceived. Tobey Maguire is set to produce along with Ross, King and his GK Films partner Tim Headington. Producers are keeping the logline under wraps, but the story will be set in the Australian outback.”

The least manic of the pixie dream girls will soon be in Australia to film Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby adaptation.