As the Aussie invasion continues with the likes of Joel and Nash Edgerton, David Michod, and Ben Mendelsohn making big waves in Hollywood, Kieran Darcy-Smith is following right behind. His vacation thriller Wish You Were Here was a hit on the festival circuit, and with Joel Edgerton starring it's set to get a 2013 push to capitalize on his presence in Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby. Darcy-Smith has a few other projects perculating on the kettle, including writing a sequel script for the awesome Tomorrow, When the War Began.
One film that we learned about last year, and figured would be his next directorial effort, has just taken a big step forward. Deadline reports that 10 Years alums Oscar Isaac and Max Minghella have signed on to star in Memorial Day, a family crime-drama which follows "two brothers -- one out of his depth in a hard world he doesn't understand, the other recently returned from a period of self-imposed exile -- struggle to redress the fallout from a past family tragedy."
Financing is apparently being firmed up, and will be finalized once a critical third role has been cast. Once that's done, the aim is to begin shooting in Florida next year.