CHANNEL Seven has announced its next biopic TV production to be based on the life of openly-gay Australian singer Peter Allen.

Actor Joel Jackson will play the roll of Allen in the telmovie, which will air in September, alongside Sara West as Liza Minnelli and Sigrid Thornton as Judy Garland. Other cast members include Rebecca Gibney and Rob Mills.

The biopic will focus on Allen’s private life, from growing up in rural Australia, his marriage to Liza Minnelli in 1967 to living openly with his partner, Texan fashion model Gregory Connell.

Watch a sneak peak below: 

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