An adaption of novel True History of the Kelly Gang has announced its cast.
The film is a fictional take on Ned Kelly and his Gang one of the most notorious figures of Australian history. George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult and Essie Davis will star in the film which is set to begin filming on location in Australia early next year.
Director Justin Kurzel said “Peter Carey’s book ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’ always felt like the true spirit of Ned Kelly. Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral. His story is one of the great odysseys in history, and I feel excited to be bringing it to the screen with a fresh cinematic eye. This is a really unique and modern cast, and I am so proud to be working with such a talented ensemble of new faces and celebrated actors.”
The novel on which the film is based was written by Peter Carey and won the Booker Prize.