“Be who you were meant to be!” The story of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly has been brought to the big screen before, with actors such as Heath Ledger and Mick Jagger. Now, Macbeth’ and ‘The Snowtown Murders’ filmmaker Justin Kurzel tackles the legend of Kelly and his gang with a bold and visceral take. Check out the first trailer below.

 

Inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize winning novel, 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 the ashes of 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.

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG is released in Irish cinemas on February 28, 2020.