True History of the Kelly Gang trailer: George Mackay leads crime ensemble
After debuting the ensemble crime thriller at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, IFC Films has unveiled the first trailer for True History of the Kelly Gang highlighting George Mackay (1917) in the titular role as one of the most iconic outlaws in Australian history. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
Based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Peter Carey, the film tells the story of legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (Mackay) as he leads a band of rebel warriors to wreak havoc on their oppressors in this gritty and veracious western thriller.
Mackay, who led the Oscar-nominated war epic 1917, is leading an ensemble cast that includes Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Nicholas Hoult (Dark Phoenix), Essie Davis (The Babadook), Sean Keenan (Puberty Blues), Jacob Collins-Levy (The White Princess), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Charlie Hunnam (The Irishman) and Claudia Karvan (Newton’s Law).
Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed) has been developing the script for four years, starting shortly after completion on the adaptation of the Ubisoft game franchise, and is directing on a script from Berlin Syndrome‘s Shaun Grant.
“Peter Carey’s book The True History of the Kelly Gang always felt like the true spirit of Ned Kelly,” Kurzel previously said. “Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral. His story is one of the great odysseys in history, and I feel excited to be bringing it to the screen with a fresh cinematic eye. This is a really unique and modern cast, and I am so proud to be working with such a talented ensemble of new faces and celebrated actors.”
True History of the Kelly Gang is set to hit theaters on April 24 in New York, followed by a May 1 release in Los Angeles and hitting on demand and digital on May 8.