Sources close to the 67-year-old revealed the star was doing ‘everything in her power’ to shut the production down, adding: ‘[Olivia’s] very upset and is not taking [Delta’s] calls. She expects Delta to publicly disassociate herself from the movie before she’ll talk to her again.’
However, the 31-year-old singer and actress is still said to be linked to the project, which is reportedly ‘well-advanced’ in the casting stage.
‘The story of Olivia Newton-John will chart her remarkable path through one of the world’s toughest industries and provide a glimpse into the extraordinary achievements of one of Australia’s most loved icons,’ a statement from Film Victoria reads.
‘Documentaries feature strongly in this investment round, whilst the Olivia Newton-John story is bound to attract widespread interest.’