International movie stars John Cho and Tim Roth are filming separate projects in Auckland as the local movie industry gets back on its feet.
Legendary British actor and Oscar-nominee Roth is shooting PUNCH, a new local feature film also starring Kiwi actors Jordan Oosterhof (Cul de Sac) and Toi Whakaari graduate Conan Hayes.
It’s the story of a gay adolescent boxer and small-town golden boy Jim on his journey to self-discovery and manhood. Roth, 51 plays the role of Stan, Jim’s demanding coach and alcoholic father, and Hayes plays Whetu, a young takatāpui Māori musician.
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