Director, cast set for Rinehart telepic

Mark Joffe will direct the Nine Network telemovie on the world.s richest woman Gina Rinehart and the troubled Hancock/Rinehart dynasty.

Joffe (A Place to Call Home, Wild Boys) will start shooting at the end of this month in Sydney and Western Australia.

Love Child.s Mandy McElhinney will play Rinehart in the telepic produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder.s Michael Cordell, Claudia Karvan and Paul Bennett.. Karvan won't have an on-camera role.

Set primarily in 1980-2002, the plot follows the public feud between Gina and her father Lang Hancock.s second wife Rose Lacson, her struggles to rebuild the company following her father.s death, and her recent battles with her children over their multi-billion dollar inheritance.

Lang and Gina are inseparable, the perfect team, and Gina is confident she will soon inherit the family business. But their relationship is rocked by a series of tumultuous events.


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