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Apr 082019

From the Director of Driving Miss Daisy and Double Jeopardy, Based on the Bestselling Novel “The Women in Black”


Debuting on Digital May 21

Two-time Academy Award® nominated1  director Bruce Beresford brings to life the charming, feel-good drama LADIES IN BLACK, debuting on Digital on May 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on the bestselling novel The Women in Black by Madeleine St John, the film stars a trio of remarkable leading ladies, including Emmy® winner Julia Ormand (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “Temple Grandin,” 2010) Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys, Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Rachel Taylor (TV’s “Jessica Jones,” Transformers). LADIES IN BLACK also stars Nicholas Hammond (The Sound of Music), Ryan Corr (Hacksaw Ridge, Mary Magdalene), Allison McGirr (TV’s “Home and Away,” TV’s “Thirty”), Shane Jacobson (The Bourne Legacy, The Dressmaker), Noni Hazlehurst (Candy, TV’s “A Place to Call Home”) and Susie Porter (The Monkey’s Mask, TV’s “East of Everything”) with Vincent Perez (Queen of the Damned, The Crow: City of Angels).

LADIES IN BLACK’s screenplay was written by Sue Milliken and Bruce Beresford, and the film was produced by Milliken and Allanah Zitserman. Bruno Charlesworth, John De Margheriti, Vicki De Margheriti, Elissa Leonard, Elizabeth Mak, Jonathan Mak, Joseph B. Mellicker, Steve Ransohoff, Morris Ruskin, Roger Savage, Julie Zammit and Ron Zammit are executive producers.

LADIES IN BLACK has a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated PG for some suggestive material, mild language, and smoking.

[1] 1983, Best Director for Tender Mercies; 1980, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for Breaker Morant

Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, aged 16, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goodes. There she meets the “ladies in black,” when she is assigned to assist sales ladies Patty and Fay.

Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion boutique Model Gowns, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.

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