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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bindi as Kirra Cooper in Free Willy 4

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This is Bindi like her fans have never seen her, playing the lead role of Kirra Cooper in her first full-length movie - Free Willy 4.With her hair shorter and sporting a tan she’s looking a lot more grown up than the pig-tailed 10-year-old poppet who usually dances with her Crocmen at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast. Two-and-a-half years after she captivated the world with her eulogy to her Crocodile Hunter father Steve Irwin, Bindi now looks set to captivate a whole new audience. Bindi’s acting skills have been described as formidable by the movie’s writer and director Will Geiger and they are sentiments echoed by her co-star, who is indeed veteran actor Beau Bridges. Bridges said he and his family had been huge Crocodile Hunter fans and then fans of Bindi’s Jungle Girl show. Being shot in Cape Town, the movie fast forwards from 1997’s Free Willy 3 and tells the story of a young Australian girl (Kirra) whose mother died when she was four and who is sent to live with her grandfather Gus Grisby (Bridges)  in South Africa. Gus owns a rundown beachside amusement park and when a baby Orca gets washed ashore, there is conflict over whether the little whale should be kept as an attraction or rehabilitated and sent back to his pod. Bindi is excited about the possibility of more movies. Bindi’s film Free Willy 4 is expected to be ready for release to DVD next year.

posted by Monique at 11:58 am  

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