Christina Ricci is headlining the Australian feel-good film "Around the Block" says Inside Film.
Ricci plays an unconventional American drama teacher who develops a friendship with 16-year-old Australian-Aboriginal boy Liam (Hunter Page-Lochard) who is torn between his unexpected love of theatre and the disintegration of his family.
Jack Thompson, Matthew Nable, Damian Walshe-Howling, Daniel Henshall and Ruby Rose also star.
Sarah Spillane's calling action from her screenplay.
Su Armstrong, Andrew Fierberg and Brian Rosen are producing the film
A month long shoot kicked off this week in the Sydney suburb of Redfern