Gary Oldman is attached to executive produce Max Mannix’s Australian drama Clickers.

The storyline for Clickers is being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be a robust ensemble drama that takes place over one day in 1975 Melbourne. The film will shoot mid-2012 with Mannix directing.

Mannix wrote the original screenplay for Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2008 Cannes Un Certain Regard jury prize winner Tokyo Sonata. He subsequently directed 2009 Sony Japan Entertainment release Rain Fall, which starred Oldman.

Mannix said of Oldman: “The opportunity to work with Gary in Tokyo was fantastic. To have Gary involved with Clickers sets the bar very high.”

Oldman’s career has gone into overdrive, with Oscar buzz around his performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a third reprise of character Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and a recent offer of a role in Warner Brothers’ live action adaptation of cult Japanese animation and manga franchise Akira.

Mannix is represented in Australia by Camerons. Casting will be handled by Sydney’s McGregor Casting, who cast David Michod’s Animal Kingdom.