TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

By Justin KURZEL

PORCHLIGHT FILMS PTY LTD - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2018

Ripped from the pages of Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize winning novel TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, this thrilling, bold adaptation charts the rise and fall of Australia’s original MAD MAX; a coming of age tale about a defiant rebel sworn to wreak vengeance and havoc on the British Empire.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Justin KURZEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Shaun GRANT
    • Producer(s)
    • Hal VOGEL (Daybreak Pictures), Liz WATTS (Porchlight Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Ripped from the pages of Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize winning novel TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, this thrilling, bold adaptation charts the rise and fall of Australia’s original MAD MAX; a coming of age tale about a defiant rebel sworn to wreak vengeance and havoc on the British Empire.

      Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly (George MacKay) discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels called the Sons of Sieve, an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalized for terrorizing their oppressors back in Ireland.

      Nurtured by the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe) and fueled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Ned Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen.
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