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, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam, Thomasin McKenzie and Russell Crowe.
Produced by Hal Vogel and Liz Watts, with Paul Ranford and Justin Kurzel, the film is rousingly adapted from Peter Carey’s Booker Prize‐winning novel by previous Kurzel collaborator Shaun Grant and co-financed by Film4.
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.