The stars of Stan Original Film True History of the Kelly Gang turned out in style on Friday at a stunning premiere event along iconic Sydney Harbour at Westpac Open Air Cinema.
Director Justin Kurzel was joined by stars Essie Davis, Orlando Schwerdt and Sean Keenan, along with writer Shaun Grant and producer Liz Watts to celebrate the launch of the acclaimed film based on Peter Carey’s Man Booker Prize winning novel. Joining them were a collective of Australian entertainment heavyweights, including Joel and Nash Edgerton.
Starring George Mackay, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam and Russell Crowe, Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang shatters the mythology of the notorious icon to reveal the essence behind the life of Ned Kelly and force a country to stare back into its brutal past.
Spanning the younger years of Ned’s life to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between what is bad and what is good, and the motivations for the demise of its hero. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.