The region was starstruck when Hollywood descended upon a small town in the Southern Tablelands yesterday. International stars, including Paul Mescal, were in Breadalbane on January 18 for their first day on set for Carmen.
Carmen, directed by Benjamin Millepied, is set to be a modern take on the classic opera. Paul Mescal, from the television series Normal People, will star as Don José with Melissa Barrera as the titular character.
Publicist Tracey Mair for Goalpost Pictures said filming had now ceased at Breadalbane. She said the cast and crew were only in the town for one day.
Ms Mair said she was unable to share further information at this stage.
Filming is set to continue for eight weeks.
More to come.
Paul Mescal and Melissa Barrera seen at rehearsals for Benjamin Millepied's directorial debut 'Carmen' in Australia.— Film Updates (@FilmUpdatesBU) January 17, 2021
The modern-day reimagining will stray away from the original opera and follow a young Mexican woman's desperate attempts to make it to freedom in LA. pic.twitter.com/QB76GKJLft