Jonathon Stenberg, 46, was the subject of a massive manhunt that began June 21, after he allegedly murdered Edward Kelly, 54. Police apprehended him Sunday near Darwin, more than 3,500 km northwest of the crime scene at Kelly's home in Broadwater, a small town on the East Coast in New South Wales.
Just two days after Kelly was found decapitated, with a hat in place of where his head should be, Stenberg wandered into auditions for an upcoming movie titled Mystery Road, producers of the film told local media. The auditions were held in Winton, located about halfway between Broadwater and Darwin.
Assistant director Mark Ingram told the Daily Telegraph he
was impressed by Stenberg and e-mailed him with an offer to cast him as a cop.
"He was great. Very polite and well-spoken and he seemed really keen to help out on the film wherever he could," Ingram told the paper.
Stenberg replied on June 25, and turned down the role.
He is in custody in Darwin, awaiting extradition to Sydney to face charges.
Kelly's head has not yet been found.