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The 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' Reboot Just Cast Two Major Faces

GOT star Natalie Dormer and OITNB's Yael Stone will re-imagine the timeless Aussie novel.

21/02/2017 12:53 PM AEDT | Updated 21/02/2017 4:06 PM AEDT
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Meet you at Hanging Rock.

It's the classic tale of the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and one school teacher in 1900 and this week Foxtel have revealed the first details of the highly anticipated cast for 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.

Natalie Dormer, who is best known for her work in 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Hunger Games' will play Mrs Hester Appleyard, the English headmistress in Joan Lindsay's best-selling novel.

'Orange Is The New Black' fan favourite Yael Stone will take on the role as Miss Dora Lumley, mistress of Deportment and Bible Studies while French actress Lola Bessis (Cassandra, Swim Little Fish Swim) will play Mademoiselle Dianne de Poitiers, mistress of French Conversation, Music and Dance.

From Litchfield Penitentiary to country Victoria.

With cameras set to roll in Victoria by the end of this month, little more has been revealed except that it'll be a six-part drama.

Rising stars Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden and Samara Weaving will take on the roles of the Appleyard College students.

Fremantle Media Australia Director of Drama Jo Porter said in a statement: "Picnic at Hanging Rock is celebrated as an iconic, female-led story and we are thrilled to be announcing our strong and diverse cast who will bring the characters to life in the most vivid manner."

'Picnic at Hanging Rock' will premiere on Foxtel's showcase channel at a date to be confirmed.

Get the popcorn ready.

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