Chopper

    The ground-breaking Underbelly phenomenon returns with the untold, uncut story of Mark “Chopper” Read.

    Award-winning actor Aaron Jeffery, winner of two Logies, will play the infamous “Chopper”.  Australian film and television legend and two-time Logie Award winner Michael Caton will play Chopper’s father, Keith, the Nine Network announced today. 

    “Chopper” Reid was one of Australia’s most notorious gangsters. He cut a swathe through the nation’s criminal underworld in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. 

    Underbelly Files: Chopper will be produced by the makers of Underbelly, Screentime, for Nine and has received production investment funding from Screen Australia.

    Production of the mini-series starts in Melbourne in July. More cast announcements will follow.