In the past year, Australia has become home to some high profile international celebrities.
Anna will play Julie, the mother of the teen sailor, in the film based on her 2010 solo sailing triumph.
Coming soon: In the past year, Australia has become home to some high profile international celebrities. And the latest star to head Down Under is New Zealand-Canadian actress Anna Paquin (pictured)
Anna, 38, is best known for winning a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in HBO series True Blood.
Also joining the cast, is Aussie actor Josh Lawson as her dad Roger Watson.
The actor will be returning home after spending time abroad producing and acting in film Mortal Kombat.
Hero: Anna has been cast in Netflix's Jessica Watson biopic, which will be filmed