Man of singular tastes Jamie Dornan is coming to South Australia to shoot new Stan Original series The Tourist with zaddy Hugo Weaving, Dumplin’ star Danielle Macdonald and Cursed‘s Shalom Brune-Franklin.

Yes, Jamie Dornan is joining the ranks of  celebs coming to Australia to film (see: Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Paul Mescal, Tom Hanks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Idris Elba, Liam Neeson, etc.). Australia is Hollywood now, get used to it!

Filming on six-part thriller The Tourist, written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing), is due to begin in regional South Australia early this year. When the project was originally announced in February 2020, it was described as the “biggest budget television series ever to shoot in South Australia.”

Dornan features as a British man who, in the Aussie outback, is chased off the road by a tank trunk. He later wakes up alive in hospital – but with no idea who he is. As he is pursued by people from his past, he tries to uncover his own identity on a journey back through the bush. 

It’s got action, it’s got black comedy, it’s got Hugo Weaving as a cop. What more do you want?

The Tourist are some of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read,” Dornan said. “I can’t wait to go to Australia with such a talented group of people.”

The series will air on Stan in Australia, BBC One in the UK and HBO Max in the US.

The news follows the announcement last year of Zac Efron as the lead in upcoming Stan flick Gold, which is also being shot in South Australia.

He stars opposite Anthony Hayes as one of two drifters who find an enormous gold nugget in the outback – one leaves to get the gear they need to excavate the gold, while the other is left to guard the treasure. 

We know it’s actually climate change, bu does it feel like the outback is somehow getting hotter rn?