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Perfect: Thomasin McKenzie to Lead Olivia Wilde’s Kerri Strug Biopic

(Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)   According to Deadline, Jojo Rabbit star Thomasin McKenzie has officially been tapped for the leading role in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming sports drama biopic titled Perfect, centered around legendary gymnast Kerri Strug’s historic win at the 1996 Olympics. The film will be directed by Wilde from a script written by Ronnie Sandahl (Borg vs McEnroe). Production is expected to begin sometime this fall. This marks the 20-year-old New Zealand ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Olympics, New Zealand, Sony, Olivia Wilde, MMA, Edgar Wright, Justin Kurzel, Soho, Don, Wilde, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, ComingSoon

Justin Kurzel in Production on Australian Massacre Story ‘Nitram’

Justin Kurzel has assembled a high-profile cast to shoot “Nitram,” a feature film about a mass murder. He has also reteamed with writer Shawn Grant, who previously delivered the screenplay for Kurzel’s incendiary feature debut, 2011’s “The Snowtown Murders.” The picture is now shooting and will play in theaters and screen as an original show […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Production, Justin Kurzel, Stan, Kurzel, Shawn Grant, Nitram

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Live-Action TV Series in the Works at Netflix, Animated Spin-Offs to Follow

Every few years, Hollywood will attempt yet again to adapt a video game for the screen, and you don’t even need every finger on one hand to count the number of times it has worked out well. One example of when it did work: Netflix’s The Witcher, the hit Henry Cavill-led fantasy adventure series based on both the popular video game franchise and books by Andrzej Sapkowski. And it seems like Netflix will be trying to replicate that Witcher magic with a TV series adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Netflix, Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender, Ubisoft, Henry Cavill, Creed, Video Game, Justin Kurzel, Assassin, Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski, Action/Adventure

Australia’s Porchlight Films To Go Dark After 23 Years

Australian production firm Porchlight Films will cease operations after 23 years of making features that include Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang,” and Garth Davis’ “Mary Magdalene.” The company also produced David Michod’s 2010 Australian “Animal Kingdom” feature that sparked a successful U.S. TV series. The three founding partners Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Justin Kurzel, Producers, Mary Magdalene, Garth Davis, David Michod, Liz Watts, Vincent Sheehan, Kelly Gang, Porchlight Films, Vincent Sheehan Liz Watts

True History of the Kelly Gang Review

Rating:  8.75/10 Cast: George MacKay as Ned Kelly Orlando Schwerdt as young Ned Kelly Russell Crowe as Harry Power Nicholas Hoult as Constable Fitzpatrick Essie Davis as Ellen Kelly Sean Keenan as Joe Byrne Jacob Collins-Levy as Thomas Curnow Thomasin McKenzie as Mary Charlie Hunnam as Sergeant O’Neill Claudia Karvan as Ms. Shelton Marlon Williams as George King Gentle Ben Corbett as Red Kelly Earl Cave as Dan Kelly Louis Hewison as Steve Hart Directed by Justin Kurzel Click here to rent True...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Movie Reviews, Davis, Peter Carey, Grant, Justin Kurzel, Kelly, Crowe, Outback, Mackay, Ned, Hoult, Ned Kelly, George Mackay, Hunnam

‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Adaptation Opts for a Punk Aesthetic

For director Justin Kurzel, the title of the book he was adapting, “True History of the Kelly Gang,” meant less than the story — and the many that have come before it.  The life of Australian outlaw and bushranger Ned Kelly (1854-1880) has inspired filmmakers since the earliest days of the medium, when in 1906 […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Ifc, Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, Justin Kurzel, Nicholas Hoult, Ned Kelly, George Mackay, Kelly Gang, True History of the Kelly Gang

CS Interview: Essie Davis on True History of the Kelly Gang

CS Interview: Essie Davis on True History of the Kelly Gang got the opportunity to chat with Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Babadook star Essie Davis to discuss her role in the upcoming western historical fiction film True History of the Kelly Gang, in which she stars alongside George MacKay (1917) in the titular role. Click here to rent True History of the Kelly Gang on VOD! RELATED: CS Interview: George MacKay on True History of the Kelly Gang Based on the 2000 nov...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Australia, Berlin, Robin Hood, America, Features, Morocco, Davis, Ubisoft, Peter Carey, Ridley Scott, Justin Kurzel, Charlotte, George, Justin

George MacKay, star of ‘1917,’ transforms Australian outlaw Ned Kelly into a punk poet

British actor George MacKay had already been cast as Ned Kelly in “True Story of the Kelly Gang” when director Justin Kurzel called him and the other young actors together for a last-minute change of plans. “He was like, ‘We’re going to let go of the history, and we’re going to make it an experience of these men,’” MacKay said of Kurzel’s decision to add a dash of modern attitude to the well-worn legend of the 19th-century outlaw who is an Australian analog to Robin Hood or Billy the Kid. Kurzel...
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Review: True History of the Kelly Gang

— by RON WILKINSON — George MacKay wanted to cover all the bases and appearing as the luckless and legendary Ned Kelly and the plucky and traumatized Lance Corporal Schofield in two films opening in Australia on the same day did it. On the other hand, the stark grace of “1917” so overpowers this Aussie […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Australia, Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, Justin Kurzel, Ned Kelly, George Mackay, Kelly Gang, RON WILKINSON George MacKay, Lance Corporal Schofield

CS Interview: George MacKay on True History of the Kelly Gang

CS Interview: George MacKay on True History of the Kelly Gang George MacKay may have guided audiences through the horrors of war in last year’s Oscar-winning war epic 1917, but the 28-year-old actor is ready to blow audiences away with his next performance in True History of the Kelly Gang as the titular Australian outlaw. got the opportunity to chat with the star on his latest role, which is set to hit digital platforms on Friday! RELATED: CS Interview: Director Justin Kurze...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Berlin, Oscar, Davis, William Shakespeare, Tasmania, Ubisoft, Ellen, Peter Carey, Justin Kurzel, Essie, Justin, Carey, Mackay, Ned

CS Interview: Director Justin Kurzel on True History of the Kelly Gang

CS Interview: Director Justin Kurzel on True History of the Kelly Gang got the opportunity to chat with Australian director Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed) to discuss his latest project, an adaptation of the Peter Carey historical fiction novel True History of the Kelly Gang starring George MacKay (1917) as the titular Aussie outlaw. RELATED: Exclusive: True History of the Kelly Gang Vinyl Soundtrack Album Based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Carey, the film tells th...
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Joel Coen’s ‘Macbeth’ Adaptation with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Almost exactly one year ago, we learned Joel Coen was taking a break from writing and directing movies with his brother Ethan Coen in order to tackle a new big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth on his own. Shooting was slated to begin in Los Angeles this spring, but it should come as no surprise that the A24 production has been delayed along with pretty much every other movie in Hollywood due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the United States. Deadlin...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Washington, Scotland, New York City, Los Angeles, Frances-McDormand, Oscar, Adaptation, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Richard III, Brendan-Gleeson, A24, Justin Kurzel

This Week In Trailers: True History of the Kelly Gang, The Uncertain Kingdom, How to be a Good Wife, Same Boat, It Started As A Joke starring Eugene Mirman

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we evade the authorities, tell some jokes, get short, see the only thing redeeming about a cruise at the moment, and learn how to be...
Tags: UK, Movies, Uncategorized, Atlanta, This Week In Trailers, Harley Quinn, Ira, Movie Trailers, Creed, Juliette Binoche, Justin Kurzel, Robert, Martin Provost, Eugene, Alsace, Eugene Mirman

New UK Trailer for Justin Kurzel’s TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

Kurzel's historical drama comes to UK/ROI cinemas February. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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New UK Trailer For Justin Kurzel’s TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

Kurzel's historical drama comes to UK/ROI cinemas February. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Justin Kurzel, New Releases, The Movie Waffler

New UK Trailer For Justin Kurzel's TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

Kurzel's historical drama comes to UK/ROI cinemas February. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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Official UK Trailer for Justin Kurzel's 'True History of the Kelly Gang'

"We're rebels… bandits… warriors…" Picturehouse Cinemas in the UK has revealed a new official UK trailer for the Australian indie drama True History of the Kelly Gang, which opens in Australia this month. This is the latest feature from Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, of The Snowtown Murders and Macbeth previously, and it's a re-envisioning of the tall tale of an Australian bush-ranger named Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from the authorities during the 1870s. If you're from Austral...
Tags: UK, Movies, Australia, Trailer, Charlie Hunnam, Justin Kurzel, Macbeth, Indies, Ned Kelly, George Mackay, To Watch, Kelly Gang, Picturehouse Cinemas, Ned Kelly Essie Davis, Ellen Kelly

Booker Prizewinning ‘Deep North’ Heads to Series Under Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant

Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant, the Australian directing and writing team behind “Snowtown” and the recent “True History of the Kelly Gang,” will reunite for a TV series adaptation of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” The series is being set up at Fremantle. The underlying Richard Flanagan-written novel, published in 2013, chronicles a […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Richard Flanagan, Justin Kurzel, Fremantle, Shaun Grant, Kelly Gang, Justin Kurzrl, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Serial signs Andrew Thomas Huang, Justin Kurzel joins Biscuit

Director and visual artist Andrew Thomas Huang has joined production company Serial Pictures for American representation in commercials, branded entertainment and music videos. He has worked with Bjork, Thom Yorke, Perfume Genius, and British director Joe Wright, and has helmed commercials for global brands such as Lexus and Samsung. His most recent project is the music video for “Cellophane” by FKA Twigs as well as his short film “Kiss of the Rabbit God,” which recently made its world premiere ...
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Chris Womersley's Playlist for His Novel "City of Crows"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Chris Womersley's City of Crows is a haunting and lyrical novel set in 17th century France. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Fascinating historical truths clash with swashbuckler tropes...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, David, Sydney, Scott Walker, Jesus, Melbourne, Herald, Shakespeare, Justin Kurzel, Tim Buckley, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Sydney Morning Herald, Antiheroines, Lesage

Charlie Hunnam Joins Cast of Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of The Kelly Gang’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) has joined the cast of Justin Kurzel’s “True History of The Kelly Gang” with George MacKay (“Captain Fantastic”), Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”), Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) and Essie Davis (“The Babadook”). Kurzel directs the film from a screenplay by Shaun Grant (“Berlin Syndrome”), based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, Markets & Festivals, Charlie Hunnam, Toronto Film Festival, Peter Carey, Justin Kurzel, George Mackay, Russel Crowe, Shaun Grant, Essie Davis, Memento Films, Charlie Hunnam Sons of Anarchy, Russell Crowe Gladiator Nicholas Hoult Mad Max, Babadook Kurzel

Margot Robbie & Matthias Schoenaerts Signed For Justin Kurzel’s Ruin

Margot Robbie & Matthias Schoenaerts signed for Justin Kurzel’s Ruin Following some interest last year in the Black List-topping script, Justin Kurzel‘s Ruin has taken a big step forward with the additions of Oscar-nominated performers Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts to the film. The film, which is being directed by Kurzel from a script written by Ryan and Matthew Firpo (Marvel’s in-development Eternals movie), takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Germany and follows a Holocaust survi...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Germany, Michael Fassbender, Nazi, Shakespeare, Matthias Schoenaerts, Margot Robbie, Marion Cotillard, Justin Kurzel, Fassbender, Ryan, Tonya Harding, Ruin, Cotillard, Movie News

Memento Films Boards Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ With Russell Crowe (EXCLUSIVE)

Memento Films International has boarded “True History of the Kelly Gang,” a hotly anticipated project to be directed by Justin Kurzel (“Macbeth”), with Russell Crowe, George MacKay, Nicholas Hoult and Essie Davis to star. Rolling off their success with Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Memento and La Cinéfacture – the production banner launched […]
Tags: News, Global, Russell Crowe, Memento Films International, Justin Kurzel, Luca Guadagnino, Justin Kurzel Macbeth, Essie Davis, Kelly Gang, True History of the Kelly Gang, Russell Crowe George MacKay Nicholas Hoult

Crowe, Hoult and Davis Join True History of the Kelly Gang

Crowe, Hoult and Davis Join True History of the Kelly Gang George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, Pride), Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Water Diviner), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men, Tolkien) and Essie Davis (The Babadook, Game of Thrones, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) have been announced to star in True History of the Kelly Gang, a film by the creative team behind the unflinching and award-winning Snowtown. Due to film in Victoria, Australia ...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Movies, Australia, Berlin, New Zealand, Davis, Russell Crowe, Caa, Victoria, Peter Carey, Philip K Dick, Naomi Watts, Tolkien, Bryan Cranston, Justin Kurzel

Gal Gadot in Talks for Justin Kurzel’s Ruin

Gal Gadot is in talks to join the Justin Kurzel-directed Ruin Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) is in talks to join the Justin Kurzel-directed film Ruin, according to Deadline. The production would reportedly begin early next year, allowing Gadot to shoot Wonder Woman 2, directed by Patty Jenkins, next summer. Ruin is written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The film is reportedly a revenge thriller described as follows: “A nameless ex-Nazi captain navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany. Determined to ato...
Tags: Movies, Justice, Bradley Cooper, Justice League, Batman, Matthew, Justin Kurzel, Max Landis, Gal Gadot, Palme, Joneses, Patty Jenkins, Movie News, Gadot, Gisele Yashar, DC Comics Warner Bros

Gal Gadot in Talks for Post-World War II Revenge Thriller ‘Ruin’

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is in negotiations to star in the independent revenge thriller “Ruin” with “Assassin’s Creed” director Justin Kurzel attached to helm. The project is set up at Marc Butan’s Mad River Pictures. The script is written by the team of Matthew and Ryan Firpo and centers on an ex-Nazi captain in […]
Tags: News, Matthew, Justin Kurzel, Gal Gadot, Assassin, Ruin, Marc Butan, Wonder Woman 2, Ryan Firpo

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Anime Series in the Works From ‘Castlevania’ Producer

Remember back in the day when we thought Assassin’s Creed could break the dreaded video game movie curse by actually being, you know, good? Well, so much for that. If a director as interesting as Justin Kurzel and a leading man as strong as Michael Fassbender can’t make it work, it may be time to pack it all in. But no one told Ubisoft, the company behind the Assassin’s Creed series, who have recruited producer Adi Shankar to develop an animated series set in the world of the video games. Th...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Netflix, Animation, Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender, Ubisoft, Creed, Justin Kurzel, Shankar, Assassin, Adi Shankar, Action/Adventure, Castlevania

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Alternate Ending: Michael Fassbender Faces a Bleaker Conclusion

For a movie with such a fantastical concept, the long-awaited video game adaptation, Assassin’s Creed, ultimately plays it safe. Justin Kurzel‘s (Macbeth) film is a gloomy and moody video game adaptation that doesn’t make a man reliving an ancestor’s memories, as he fights in 15th Century Spain, as entertaining as it sounds. When the film was released last December, audiences didn’t take to the world of Assassins and Templars, and the alternate ending likely wouldn’t have changed many of their ...
Tags: Movies, Spain, Assassin's Creed, Michael-Fassbender, Creed, 20th Century Fox, Brendan-Gleeson, Video Game, Justin Kurzel, Macbeth, Video Clips, Cal, Lynch, Assassin, Blu Ray, Callum

Ben Affleck, Zac Efron, & 'Hillary Clinton' Are Up For Razzies! See The Shameful Shortlist!

Every year, there are a TON of award shows that honor the best of the best in movies and film -- and thankfully the Razzies also come around annually to give trophies to the worst of the WORST! While we still won't know the finalists for the anti-Oscars, known as the Golden Raspberry Awards -- Razzies for short -- we now have the shameful shortlist of nominees! Related: 10 Films That Totally FLOPPED In The 2016 Box Office!! Zac Efron made it onto the shortlist for his role in the critically mali...
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Soundtrack Review: Assassin’s Creed (2016 film)

Assassin’s Creed Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Assassin’s Creed by Jed Kurzel. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 94 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 46.5 Album Excellence: 73.8% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Assassin’s Creed is a 2016 American action film directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Irons. It is based on the video game franchise of the same name. Through ...
Tags: Music, Ancestors, Spain, Action, Middle East, Creed, 2016, Justin Kurzel, Film Scores, 10s, Lorne Balfe, Joseph, Assassin, Kyd, Callum, Balfe