‘The Ropes’ stars Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jack Thompson and Nicole Chamoun. Photo by Tony Mott.
SOME of the country's leading TV and film stars have been spied on the streets of Merrylands last week as filming got underway for SBS series 'The Ropes'.
Screen icon Jack Thompson features in the series alongside Academy Award nominated Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones, Whale Rider), acclaimed Israeli actor Igal Naor (Homeland, Riviera) and local breakout talent Nicole Chamoun (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper).
Produced by Lingo Pictures for SBS, 'The Ropes' is a sexy, gritty drama that is fast-paced and full of heart.
It follows aspiring Iraqi-Australian boxing trainer Amirah Al-Amir (Chamoun) who has idolised her world champion father Sami (Naor) her entire life and is desperate to chase her dream of transforming women's boxing but will she choose her fighter or her family?
SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald said: "The Ropes continues SBS's run of acclaimed provocative dramas that reflect Australian stories through a uniquely multicultural lens."
'The Ropes' will premiere on SBS and SBS On Demand later in 2018.