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Meet the Cast of the New Thriller – Backtrack

The Madman team loves a good psychological thriller (we think it is from watching Mr. Bad on E Street during our formative years - we can't look at silver paint the same way again), and Backtrack is the new spine-tingling film from acclaimed writer/director Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) and producer Jamie Hilton (The Waiting City).

Starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, the film follows a psychologist Peter Bower (Adrien Brody) whose life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.

As Backtrack makes it’s premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, we take a closer look at the film’s stars.


Adrien Brody

The son of renowned photographer Sylvia Plachy (who he credits with making him feel comfortable in front of cameras) and history professor Elliot Brody, he grew up in New York where he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

In 2002, at at 29, he won an Academy Award and the prestigious C├ęsar Award for his stunning performance in Roman Polanski’s film The Pianist. What has followed is an extremely diverse career, including roles in The Village, King Kong, Midnight in Paris, and more recently The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Sam Neill

New Zealand (and sometimes Australian claimed) actor Sam Neill has boasted an extremely accomplished career – writer, director, editor and actor, Neill has worked across theatre, television and film around the world. After receiving wide recognition for his performance in the Australian film My Brilliant Career he has become somewhat of a creative nomad receiving both commercial and critical success along the way with films like Jurassic Park and The Piano.

Not one to rest on his laurels, and to embrace his love of good wine, he has owned and run a wine production business in New Zealand called Two Paddocks since 1993.

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