Matthew Newton (TVs ”Stupid, Stupid, Man”, “Queen of the Damned”, left) has signed on to star in the prequel to “Underbelly”, says The Daily Telegraph.
Newton, 31, would play Terry “Mr Asia” Clark in the second series of the hotly anticipated prequel.
Ironically, Newton knocked back a role in the original “Underbelly”.
Clark (1944-1983), known as Mr Asia, was the ruthless head of a New Zealand drug syndicate which imported heroin into New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom in the 1970s, and was responsible for a string of deaths.
He was imprisoned for the murder of his associate Marty Johnstone, whose battered and handless body was found in Eccleston Delph, a flooded quarry in the north of England. He died in prison in 1983, officially of natural causes, but speculation arose that he was secretly murdered.
Also on board are Roy Billing (“The Dish”) as crime boss Robert Trimbole, Andrew MacFarlane (TVs “The Flying Doctors”) as anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay, and Peter O’Brien (“The Return”) as racing identity George Freeman.
The new series, set to screen in 2009, steps back in time to follow the NSW criminal groups.
“It’s exciting,” a source close to the production says.
“The series is complex but will show how two crime worlds collided. There’s the old, traditional way of organised crime, SP bookies and illegal gambling. Then there’s the introduction of the drug scene.”
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.