Christina Ricci
(© Tristan Fuge)
Christina Ricci
(© Tristan Fuge)
Stage and screen star Christina Ricci will star in the Australian film Around the Block, according to published reports. The film will be written and directed by Sarah Spillane.

She will play an idealistic American drama teacher in a tough Australian school who attempts to stage a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

The cast will also include Jack Thomspon, Hunter Lochard Page, Matt Nable, Ruby Rose, Madeline Madden, Mark Coles Smith, Dan Henshall, and Damien Walshe-Howling.

Ricci's stage credits include A Midsummer's Night Dream and Time Stands Still. Her many film and television credits include Bel Ami, The Addams Family, The Opposite of Sex, The Ice Storm, and Pan Am.