The Dry trailer: Eric Bana stars in IFC Films’ crime drama pic
IFC Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming film adaptation of author Jane Harper’s best-selling debut novel The Dry starring Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down, Troy). The video features a federal agent as he investigates the possible connection between two murder cases involving two of his childhood friends. The film is scheduled to make its U.S. debut on May 24 in theaters and on VOD. While searching for the truth, he will also have to deal with the judgements and hatred thrown against him by the small town’s community Check out the video in the player below!
The Dry is directed by Robert Connolly from a script he co-adapted with Harry Cripps. The mystery crime drama will be led by Eric Bana (The Time Traveler’s Wife, Dirty John), Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Keir O’Donnell (Ray Donovan) and John Polson (Mission: Impossible II) along with Sam Corlett and Joe Klocek.
Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.
When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent-up rage of a terrified community.
The Dry is produced by Bana, Connolly, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, and Jodi Matterson. Since its theatrical release in Australia earlier this year, the film has already made a big splash at the Australian box office during the pandemic and already is one of the top 15 grossing Australian films of all-time.