Rose Byrne plays New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the upcoming movie They Are Us

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Rose Byrne plays New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the upcoming movie They Are Us

Rose Byrne is about to get political in her final role.

The Australian actress, 41, has been cast as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the upcoming film They Are Us.

Fans will see a different side of the Bridesmaids star as she plays the political leader in the wake of the tragic 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings.

Serious role: Rose Byrne plays New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the upcoming movie They Are Us

Serious role: Rose Byrne plays New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the upcoming movie They Are Us

At the time, Ms Ardern was praised for her response to the two consecutive mass shootings. The terrorist attack was carried out by gunman Brenton Tarrant who killed 51 people.

Tarrant entered the Al Noor Mosque as Friday prayers began and opened fire before driving to Linwood Mosque on the other side of town where he continued firing.

Tarrant, a white supremacist originally from Australia, was arrested a short time later.

He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced on August 27 of this year to life imprisonment with no chance of parole.

The film is directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol, who has also worked on award-winning films such as The Truman Show and Gattaca.

“They Are Us is not so much about the attack, it’s about the response to the attack…how an unprecedented act of hatred was overcome through an outpouring of love and support,” Andrew said. The Hollywood Reporter.

“The film is about our common humanity, which is why I think it will appeal to people all over the world. It’s an example of how we should respond to an attack on our fellow human beings.’

The film follows Arden in the aftermath of the tragic 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings. At the time, Ms Ardern was praised for her response to the two consecutive mass shootings.  The terrorist attack was carried out by gunman Brenton Tarrant who killed 51 people

The film follows Arden in the aftermath of the tragic 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings. At the time, Ms Ardern was praised for her response to the two consecutive mass shootings.  The terrorist attack was carried out by gunman Brenton Tarrant who killed 51 people

The film follows Arden in the aftermath of the tragic 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings. At the time, Ms Ardern was praised for her response to the two consecutive mass shootings. The terrorist attack was carried out by gunman Brenton Tarrant who killed 51 people

Inspirational leader: Ms Ardern is pictured during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019

Inspirational leader: Ms Ardern is pictured during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019

Inspirational leader: Ms Ardern is pictured during Friday prayers at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019

Hailing from Balmain in New South Wales, Rose started acting at the age of 13 before going big in Hollywood.

In 2014, she starred in the blockbuster film Neighbors, with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and was billed as the face of Oroton, which was voluntarily piloted last year.

She also appeared alongside Oprah Winfrey in the 2017 TV movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Last year she returned to live in Australia with her husband Bobby Cannavale and their two sons, Rocco, five, and Rafa, three.

The family enjoyed a short stay in the coastal town of Byron Bay while Bobby filmed his role in the highly anticipated series, Nine Perfect Strangers, produced by Nicole Kidman.

They have since moved to Sydney and are often spotted in the Eastern Suburbs.

Returning home: Last year, Rose returned to live in Australia with her husband Bobby Cannavale and their two sons, Rocco, five, and Rafa, three

Returning home: Last year, Rose returned to live in Australia with her husband Bobby Cannavale and their two sons, Rocco, five, and Rafa, three

Returning home: Last year Rose returned to live in Australia with her husband Bobby Cannavale and their two sons, Rocco, five, and Rafa, three

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