Big screen release date announced for True History of the Kelly Gang

George MacKay in True History of the Kelly Gang.

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Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang will release in Australian cinemas from January 9 before dropping on Stan. on Australia Day.

True History of the Kelly Gang is inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prizewinning novel of the same name and is an epic, fictionalised re-telling of the life of legendary Australian bushranger Ned Kelly.

Spanning the younger years of Ned Kelly’s life leading up to the time of his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between good and evil and the motivations behind the demise of the infamous outlaw – with a fractured love story between mother and son resting at the beating heart of this tragic tale.

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“I am thrilled in the boldness and daring by Stan to embrace our ambitious film. For Australians to see our take on Peter Carey’s extraordinary book in cinemas and on Stan over the summer is very exciting. I hope as many eyes as possible get the opportunity to see a film the makers are deeply proud of,” said Kurzel.

Written for the screen by Shaun Grant (Snowtown) and directed by the award-winning Kurzel (Snowtown, Assassin’s Creed), True History of the Kelly Gang features a spectacular cast of award-winning Australian and international stars, including BAFTA Award-winner George MacKay (Captain Fantastic), Oscar-winner Russell Crowe (Stan’s The Loudest Voice), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Essie Davis (The Babadook), Claudia Karvan (Stan Original Series The Other Guy), Earl Cave (Born to Kill) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy).

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