First Trailer for Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Tells the Story of Australian Outlaws

After a foray into Hollywood blockbusters with Assassin’s Creed, Justin Kurzel returned to Australia to tell another story of true crime, following his harrowing debut feature Snowtown. True History of the Kelly Gang tells the 19th-century tale of notorious outlaw, bushranger and folk hero Ned Kelly. Starring George MacKay and Orlando Schwerdt as Ned in different time periods, as well as Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, and Charlie Hunnam, the first international trailer has landed ahead of a release next year.

C.J. Prince said in his review, “True History of the Kelly Gang opens with a title card stating that nothing in the film is actually true, a convenient choice for director Justin Kurzel as it lays out his film’s main point from the very start. The film is an adaptation from Peter Carey’s novel of the same name, and the title is meant to be a little ironic.

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