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Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang gets a release date


Picturehouse Entertainment has announced the release of Justin Kurzel’s explosive True History of the Kelly Gang into UK and Irish cinemas on 28 February 2020.

From visionary director Justin Kurzel, whose credits include Snowtown and Macbeth, TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG is a bold and visceral take on the story of Ned Kelly, starring George MacKay (1917, Pride), Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, The Favourite), Essie Davis (The Babadook, Babyteeth),  Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur, Crimson Peak) Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit, Last Night In Soho) and Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind, Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World).

Produced by Hal Vogel (Endgame) and Liz Watts (The King), with Paul Ranford (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Justin Kurzel, the film is rousingly adapted from Peter Carey’s Booker Prize‐winning novel by previous Kurzel collaborator Shaun Grant (Snowtown) and co-financed by Film4.

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG had its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival to critical acclaim, and it has already won the Australian Writers’ Guild award for Best Adaptation.

Kurzel’s 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.

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