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Samara Weaving has landed yet another HUGE Hollywood gig and it’s being touted as the next Bridgerton

The former Home & Away star is making waves overseas.

By Maddison Hockey
There are plenty of names that immediately jump to mind when you think of talented Aussies who have made it big in Hollywood; Margot Robbie, Chris & Liam Hemsworth, Nicole Kidman etc, etc.
But there's one star who's been quietly working away, landing huge roles overseas that we should all sit up and pay attention to – Samara Weaving.
The Adelaide-born actress and model, who was best known Down Under as Indi Walker on Home And Away, has just landed yet another major Hollywood role. And, it's sure to become your next obsession.
Sam took to Instagram to confirm the news she's been cast as the lead role in a biopic on one of America's forgotten socialites and "founding mothers", Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte.
We know what you're thinking; a biopic doesn't scream excitement.
Well, think again.
Fans know Sam as Summer Bay's Indi. (Channel Seven)
According to Variety the film is being touted as an American set Bridgerton, you know, that raunchy period drama you guiltily streamed three times over.
""Liz" tells the story of the country's first modern celebrity. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte gained prominence as the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte's youngest brother, Jerome, and revolutionized America's social scene in the time of Jefferson's presidency," the publication describes.
Expect a rising social scene fuelled on scandalous gossip like that in Lady Whistledown's newsletter, with the gorgeous costumes to match.
Samara has been having huge success overseas. (Getty)
Sam's career has been taking leaps and bounds since she left Home And Away for Hollywood, particularly in recent years.
From Netflix film The Babysitter to the latest dazzling period series Hollywood, to black comedy Ready Or Not, film Snake Eyes and most recently Nine Perfect Strangers alongside Nicole Kidman, the 28-year-old is making a name for herself overseas.

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