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Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and the who’s who of Australian stars walked the Stan blue carpet in Sydney tonight to celebrate the highly-anticipated Australian premiere of the Stan Original Film, Poker Face, releasing next week, 22 November, only on Stan.

15 November 2022 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, tonight celebrated the upcoming 22 November launch of the Stan Original Film Poker Face with a star-studded blue carpet Australian premiere in Sydney, boasting some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

To download Poker Face premiere imagery and B-roll footage, click HERE.

Director and star Russell Crowe was in attendance, as were fellow co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky. Cast members including Matt Nable, Daniel MacPherson, Molly Grace, Steve Bastoni and Aden Young rounded out the film’s stars on the carpet, as a huge number Australian media turned out to support the film.

It was a family affair, as Crowe and Hemsworth were joined by their loved ones, as well as Hemsworth’s partner, Gabby Brooks, and the Burgess brothers from the South Sydney Rabbitohs. They were joined by the likes of British billionaire businessman and star of The Apprentice Lord Alan Sugar, singer Natalie Imbruglia, writer, director and star of the upcoming Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*TKick Gurry, and the Logie-nominated star of the Stan Original Series The TouristDamon Herriman.

Stan Ambassadors and blue carpet hosts Beau Ryan & Renee Bargh
Stan Ambassadors and blue carpet hosts Beau Ryan & Renee Bargh

Fellow Logie-nominated actor of the Stan Original Series BumpCarlos Sanson Jr was in town, along with the recent winners of The Block 2022, Oz & Omar, and one half of Nova radio duo, Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli.

The Stan Original Film Poker Face is set in the world of high stakes poker. Crowe stars as tech billionaire and gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they'll never forget, a chance to win more money than they've ever dreamed of. But to play, they'll have to give up the one thing they spend their lives trying to keep… their secrets. As the game unfolds, the friends will discover what is really at stake.

The film was shot in New South Wales and marks Crowe’s second directorial outing following 2014’s AACTA Award-winning The Water Diviner.

Poker Face is produced by Gary Hamilton (Arclight Films) and Keith Rodger (Fear of God Films). Also producing are Arclight Films’ Ying Ye, actor/producer Addam BramichRyan Hamilton, Catchlight Studios’ Jeanette Volturno and Jason Clark, as well as Matt Williams. Arclight Films’ Brian Beckmann, Screen Media’s Seth Needle and Conor McAdam, David Nagleberg, Walter Josten, Joe Thomas, Mikael Borglund, Romilda De Luca, MEP Capital’s Elizabeth Zavoyskiy and Andrew Kotliar, Jay Douglas and Alceon Entertainment Partners are executive producing, alongside Julia Stuart and Laura Grange from Sky.

A Hamilton Entertainment production, the Stan Original Film Poker Face is financed by MEP Capital, Alceon Entertainment Partners, DC Tour Pty Ltd, Sky, and Screen NSW through its Made in NSW fund and Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Rebate. Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales of Poker Face.

The Stan Original Film Poker Face will premiere 22 November, only on Stan.


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