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Shooting To Begin On Oliver-Melb Cup Movie
A film on the life of leading jockey Damien Oliver "will be shot in Melbourne soon," reported The Australian Financial Review. The movie will be called The Cup & "focus on Oliver's 2002 Melbourne Cup triumph on Media Puzzle, shortly after his brother & fellow hoop Jason was killed in a race fall". The film (due to be released to cinemas in early 2011) will be directed by Simon Wincer, with actor Stephen Curry (who played the title role in the 2007 telemovie The King: The Story Of Graham Kennedy) playing Oliver. The rest of the cast will be announced at a function at Flemington racecourse on Friday.