Victoria Justice is hittin’ the Australian ranchland…
The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer/actress and former Nickelodeon star will star opposite Adam Demos in an untitled romantic comedy, which Stuart McDonald is directing for Netflix.
Written by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy, the film centers on a hard-driving LA wine-company exec who travels to an Australian sheep station to land a major client. There, she ends up working as a ranch hand and sparking with a rugged local.
The film will be shot on location in Queensland, Australia.
Production and post-production will be supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy. The film will create around 120 jobs for Queenslanders.
“This new Netflix film is the latest in a string of domestic and international productions continuing to fuel the state’s screen boom which is critical to our economic recovery,” said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “This project is a strong example of how our Production Attraction Strategy benefits Queensland’s local screen sector via exciting co-production arrangements for local businesses, such as Hoodlum Entertainment, one of the state’s most successful production companies.”
Justice will next be seen as the lead of the Netflix film Afterlife of the Party. She recently wrapped production on the indie California King, which also stars Jimmy Tatro and Travis “Taco” Bennett. On the television side, her credits include Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show and MTV’s Eye Candy.
The actress broke through with her leading role in Nickelodeon’s Victorious. Other recent credits include director Joseph Cross’ Summer Night and the indie film Bigger, in which she appeared opposite Tyler Hoechlin and Julianne Hough.