Stellar cast bound for VIC for Kelly Gang
An incredible cast has been announced for True History Of The Kelly Gang.
George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, Pride), Academy Award Winner® Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Water Diviner), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men, Tolkien) and and Essie Davis (The Babadook, “Game of Thrones,” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) will call Victoria home from March 2018 as filming brings to life its adaptation of Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel.
True History Of The Kelly Gang will shatter the mythology of the notorious bushranger with a gothic western for our times. Based on, this is a bold, uncompromising film about one of the world’s greatest outlaws and the colonial badlands from which he rose.
The film is by the creative team behind the unflinching and award-winning Snowtown with writer Shaun Grant (Jasper Jones, Berlin Syndrome) and director Justin Kurzel (Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed).
True History of the Kelly Gang is produced by Liz Watts from Porchlight Films (Mary Magdalene, Animal Kingdom), Hal Vogel from Daybreak Pictures (Hyde Park on Hudson, Endgame, The Promise) and Romulus Entertainment’s Brad Feinstein (Fences, Beatriz at Dinner, Dreamland), Peter Carey, David Aukin from Daybreak, Vincent Sheehan from Porchlight and Joseph F Ingrassia from Romulus will serve as Executive Producers.
The film was developed in collaboration with Film4, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. It is financed by Romulus Entertainment and has received major production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria and Film4.
Rocket Science will handle international sales. CAA, which arranged for the film’s financing, will represent the U.S. rights, and the film will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Transmission Films.