First clip and poster for ‘The Sapphires’

We’re waiting on the first trailer for the Australian film ‘The Sapphires’ but for now we have a poster and a clip.

Set in 1968, and based on true events, the film tells the story of four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission who are discovered by a talent scout. The girls are put together as a musical act and billed as Australia’s answer to ‘The Supremes’.

The film is directed by Wayne Blair and stars Jessica Mauboy, Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell.

Hit the jump to check out the poster and clip.

We’ll update with the trailer as soon as it goes live.

‘The Sapphires’ will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 and will be the opening night film of the Melbourne International Film Festival on 2 August.

‘The Sapphires’ is released:

9 August 2012 Australia