The Hollywood Reporter announced that Hicks had signed on for his first Australian production since the Oscar winning Shine. On board to produce is Southern Light Films and they have already made a deal with BBC Films. The Boys Are Back in Town will center on a twice-divorced single father and sportswriter who has the duties of fatherhood thrust upon him when he's forced to raise his two sons. If you are a fan of English crime television, you might be happy to know that Prime Suspect writer Alan Cubitt is penning the script based on real-life UK sportswriter Simon Carr.
On paper the film might not sound earth-shattering, but Hicks has proven himself to be a talented director, and I hope that quirky Aussie perspective can help fight off any of the usual feel-good movie clichés.