Snowtown director Justin Kurzel will direct the feature, due to start filming in Victoria from March of next year with writer Shaun Grant (Snowtown, Jasper Jones) on hand to adapt Carey’s uncompromising gothic western for the big screen.
‘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,’ Kurzel said.
Russell Crowe will lead an all-star cast along with X-Men and Mad Max: Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult, Australian actress Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Babadook), and British actor George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) who have also signed up for the film.
In what may be a first…Grant has been nominated twice for Best Adapted Screenplay in this year’s AACTA Awards – for Jasper Jones and for Berlin Syndrome.
TFA’s Chris Kennedy receives yet another AACTA award nomination for Best Production Design for his extraordinary work in Lion.
TFA’s Simon Chapman is also a nominee at this years AACTA Awards for Best Cinematography in a documentary, for his work on Servant or Slave
Congratulations to TFA’s Chris Kennedy who has been nominated in the Art Directors Guild – Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nomination is in the Contemporary Film category for his work in Lion.
The awards recognise excellence in Production Design across 11 categories including theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos.
Winners will be announced on February 11.
Jesse Spencer returns to Australian screens in Series 3 of Chicago Fire on Fox 8 (Foxtel) from 2 November 2014
Julia Morris has joined Bonds as lead Ambassador for their new Boobicon campaign, along with a unique group of women in fashion, performance and sport, to collectively celebrate their boobs and encourage Australian women to embrace what they’ve got.
True to her comedic form, Julia has created her own ‘Fun Boobs’ Boobicon and thinks a sense of humour is the best way to deal with some of the surprising and not so surprising changes your boobs go through over time.
“Fun, Bouncy, Mama and Dazzling Boobs, I’ve been them all and I loved it. Boobs can be ever-changing and I’m happy to house mine in something fun and flattering.”