Madman Entertainment has just dropped the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Jasper Jones, the film adaptation of the award-winning iconic Australian novel by Craig Silvey.
Jasper Jones is directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon) and produced by Vincent Sheehan (Animal Kingdom, The Hunter) and David Jowsey (Mystery Road, Goldstone).
The film features a stellar cast including Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, Muriel’s Wedding), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Dressmaker, The Hobbit), Levi Miller (Pan, upcoming Red Dog: True Blue), Angourie Rice (These Final Hours, The Nice Guys), Dan Wyllie (Offspring, Muriel’s Wedding), Matt Nable (Riddick, Son of a Gun) and Aaron McGrath (GLITCH), Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia.
In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.
In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous.
Jasper Jones will be released in cinemas on 2 March 2017.