Bloom in Kelly Gang and Calcium Kid from Comingsoon.net, March 19, 2002
After starring as elf archer Legolas in
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," Orlando Bloom has joined a
pair of films from Working Title, says Variety.
Bloom will star
with Heath Ledger and Mick Jagger in the Gregor Jordan-directed remake of "The
Kelly Gang," about a 19th century Oz cowboy bandit who becomes a folk hero. The
film, an adaptation of the Robert Drewe book "Our Sunshine," was first made in
1970. Ledger will play gang leader Ned Kelly and Bloom will play his best friend
Joe Byme. Filming begins in Australia on April 29.
Bloom will then star
in "The Calcium Kid," another folk hero tale about a British milkman with a
steel jaw who is plucked to serve as a replacement boxer in a title bout against
the U.S. champ. Alek De Rakoff will direct.