Adam Driver, the breakout star of HBO series “Girls”, has landed the male lead opposite Mia Wasikowska in Australian set desert drama “Tracks”, according to Deadline.
Wasikowska will play real life writer Robyn Davidson, whose book “Tracks” is the basis of the film. In 1977, Davidson trekked over 1500 miles through the desert to the centre of Australia by herself, with only four camels and her dog for company. With no intention of chronicling the journey, she was approached by National Geographic to write an article about it. Driver will play Rick Sloman, the National Geographic photographer who met up with her at various points in her journey to photograph her progress. Filming under the direction of John Curran will begin in Australia in October.
Driver, most known for his role as Hannah’s repulsive yet intriguing boyfriend Adam on Lena Dunham’s divisive HBO series “Girls”, has also been making his mark on the big screen. He plays the role of Samuel Beckwith in Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming “Lincoln” biopic starring Daniel Day Lewis, and also stars opposite Greta Gerwig in Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha”, which is Toronto-bound. He’s currently filming indie rom com “The F Word” with Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe.