An accused killer auditioned for a movie about a murder investigation in outback Queensland while on the run from police, it has been revealed.
Jonathon Stenberg, 46, is accused of murdering his neighbour Edward Kelly, 51, who was found decapitated at Broadwater in northern NSW on June 21.
He was captured in the Northern Territory on Sunday.
The producer of upcoming Australian film Mystery Road says Stenberg auditioned for a role in the film two days after the alleged murder.
Auditions for extras to work on the outback thriller were being held in a pub in Winton in western Queensland where the movie is being filmed.
"He was friendly and helpful, even offering to do security on the film," producer David Jowsey said in a statement.
"We contacted him to follow up and he emailed back with his real name and mobile number."
Mystery Road stars Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Ryan Kwanten.
It revolves around a detective who returns to his outback hometown to solve the murder of a teenage indigenous girl.
Stenberg was ordered back to NSW on Tuesday to face justice after a brief extradition hearing in Darwin.