Beresford set for battle

It’s sometimes easy to forget that more than one country took part in the Vietnam War.

One man who hopes to address that fact is Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford. The Australian helmer is currently writing a script based on The Battle Of Long Tan, which saw 108 soldiers from his homeland and neighbouring New Zealand hold their own against 2,500 Viet Cong.

The battle took place in a rubber plantation and is well known among antipodeans. Beresford is set to utilise a chunky budget of around $30 million to bring the tale to cinemas.

Production is set to start next spring in Australia, with Beresford directing.