OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU – 2 PART AUSTRALIA MINISERIES (5/13&20/18)
This hard to fine bio pic “Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You” is the remarkable personal and professional journey of international superstar Olivia Newton-John, illustrated through her music. Covering her lasting power across more than five decades in one of the world’s toughest industries, the film delves into both Olivia’s public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive.
Australian singer, songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem (“House Husbands,” judge on “The Voice, Australia”) stars as Olivia Newton-John and re-records her classic hits for the film. Hugo Johnstone-Burt (“San Andreas,” “The Wrong Girl”) is Bruce Welch and Todd Lasance (“The Flash,” “The Vampire Diaries”) plays Lee Kramer. Richard Brancatisano (“Chasing Life”) is featured as Matt Lattanzi, Anthony Brandon Wong (“The Matrix Revolutions”) is Patrick McDermott, Morgan Griffin (“San Andreas,” “The Sleepover Club”) is young Olivia, and Georgia Flood (“American Princess,” “Wentworth”) is young Pat Carroll.
Note about the series: According to Newton-John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, the series was created without Olivia's knowledge, participation or consent. Lattanzi told Women's Day "What's upsetting is the way it's been done. Not one part of it has come directly from our family, it is completely unauthorized. Nobody asked us to take part or consulted us about accuracy. [sic] and it's weird that some of the heaviest and saddest times of our lives have been turned into a fictional TV miniseries for the sole purpose of entertainment. Olivia later consented to the series providing the profits went to her cancer hospital.