Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.

Aussie actress Sarah Snook has just landed the lead female role opposite Ethan Hawke in Predestination, a time-travelling sci-fi thriller that reteams Hawke with his Daybreakers writer-directors Peter and Michael Spierig. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired domestic and some international rights in Cannes to the pic, in which Hawke plays a Temporal Agent who on his final assignment pursues a criminal who has long eluded him. Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Wolfhound Pictures’ Patrick McDonald produce the movie, which is based on a short story by Robert A. Heinlein. Shooting begins April 8 in Melbourne. Snook, repped in Australia by Shanahan Management, UTA and Principato-Young, last year finished shooting the lead in Lionsgate’s horror movie Ghosts, directed by Saw 3D’s Kevin Greutert. She followed by co-starring in Australian apocalyptic thriller These Final Hours, directed by Zak Hilditch. Snook made her film debut in 2010’s Sleeping Beauty, followed by Not Suitable For Children with Ryan Kwanten.