We interviewed Aussie director Justin Kurzel some years about his true life serial killer film, ‘Snowtown’ and since then he’s gone from strength to strength and now we have the True History of the Kelly Gang trailer. A bold, brutal and visceral take on the story of Ned Kelly, starring George MacKay (1917, Pride), Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, The Favourite), Essie Davis (The Babadook), Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur, Crimson Peak) Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) and Russell Crowe (The Mummy). The film is rousingly adapted from Peter Carey’s Booker Prize‐winning novel by previous Kurzel collaborator Shaun Grant (Snowtown).Though the TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG is our first glimpse of the film it had its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival to critical acclaim where it has already won the Australian Writers’ Guild award for Best Adaptation.
The TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG trailer film shatters the mythology of the notorious icon to reveal the essence behind the life of Ned Kelly and in doing so will take audiences on a mesmerizing journey into the ashes of this brutal period in history. Spanning the younger years of Kelly’s life and the events leading up to his death, the film explores the motivations for the demise of this legendary figure. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.
Ned Kelly has had a load of people portraying him over the years including Heath Ledger and ….um…..Mick Jagger but from the trailer this looks like a proper rock n roller with what sounds like could be a great soundtrack to match.
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG RELEASES IN UK & IRISH CINEMAS 28 FEBRUARY 2020
Here’s the TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG UK trailer……..
and here’s the Australian one which is quite different……