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Mel Gibson to walk red carpet in Sydney

AAP logoAAP 30/09/2016

Mel Gibson will attend the Australian premiere of Hacksaw Ridge, the film he directed and filmed around NSW.

Cast members including the film's star Andrew Garfield and actors Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths will also be at the red carpet event.

The film is based on the true story of army medic Desmond Doss, played by Garfield, who saved 75 men without carrying a gun during a battle in Okinawa in WWII.

The film received positive reviews after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

* Hacksaw Ridge will premiere at the State Theatre in Sydney on October 16 before opening nationally on November 3.

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