Bon Scott biopic casts its lead actor

Author Arto Mäenpää - 8.3.2024

The upcoming biopic chronicling the life of former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott has secured its leading star.

Lee Tiger Halley has been cast to portray the iconic singer in the film tentatively titled “The Kid From Harvest Road.” Halley, known for his role in the Netflix limited series “Boy Swallows World” and appearances in Australian TV series like “Crazy Fun Park” and “The Heights,” will embody the legendary musician.

Stephen Belowsky is set to direct the biopic, a passion project for the screenwriter who, like Halley and Scott, hails from the Australian city of Fremantle.

I was truly inspired by [Scott’s] charismatic character, but what interested me most was his early life, not the caricature we all know on stage. The teen who walked the streets of Fremantle,” Belowsky shared. “This is a love letter to Fremantle and Bon reimagined through the eyes of the author.

According to Halo Films, the production company behind the project, the biopic “promises to be a poignant portrayal of the man behind the legend,” tracing Scott’s journey “from a cherished yet troubled youth to a prodigious artist.

Currently in its initial stages, production for the film is scheduled to commence in early 2025.