Patrick Brammall (A Moody Christmas, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting) will play his magnate rival, a young Rupert Murdoch.
Hulme, who was nominated for two Logies last night for his performance as Kerry Packer in Howzat, will now play Kerry’s father, Frank.
Nine made the announcement this morning at a post-Logies recovery brunch for stars, execs and media, at Crown.
The miniseries spans the period 1960-75, when the Murdoch and the Packer families collided as they battled for control of Australia’s newspaper and television industries.
Nine’s description of the miniseries says, “Through 15 years of political intrigue, raw corporate power and high-rolling luxury, these fierce rivals used every means at their disposal to build their empires – and ultimately came to respect and admire each other as titans on the world media stage.”
It will air later this year.