"True History of the Kelly Gang" is a 2019 bushranger film directed by Justin Kurzel.
The starring cast includes George MacKay as Ned Kelly, Essie Davis as Ellen Kelly, Orlando Schwerdt as Young Ned Kelly, Nicholas Hoult as Constable Fitzpatrick, Russell Crowe as Harry Power, Sean Keenan as Joe Byrne, Charlie Hunnam as Sgt O'Neil, Thomasin McKenzie as Mary Hearn, Claudia Karvan as Mrs. Shelton, Jacob Collins-Levy as Thomas Curnow and others.

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Is there a trailer for True History of the Kelly Gang movie?

IFC Films on Friday, March 13, 2020 released the trailer for "True History of the Kelly Gang" you can watch here:
The True History of the Kelly Gang - Official Trailer I HD I IFC FIlms.

Plot summary

What is True History of the Kelly Gang movie plot?

Here is a short review of "True History of the Kelly Gang" movie plot summary.

Based on Peter Carey's novel, the film is a highly-fictionalised account of the life of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly (George MacKay) and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.
Although the following facts are not made clear in the film, in reality Ned Kelly's father, John "Red" Kelly (Gentle Ben Corbett), was an Irishman transported to a prison colony in Van Diemen's Land, who eventually settled in the colony of Victoria, Australia. After marrying Ned's mother Ellen (Essie Davis), the Kellys settled in a rural area northeast of Melbourne. Before the film's narrative begins, Red Kelly (Ben Corbett) has had numerous brushes with the colonial police forces. Toward the start of the film he has another confrontation with the constabulary which results in his imprisonment and death when his son Ned (Orlando Schwerdt) is twelve years old. Ned is a courageous and compassionate boy, in one instance jumping into a river to save another boy from drowning. Ned is shocked when he finds evidence that his father has been cross-dressing while carrying out his outlaw raids.
Ned's mother attempts to provide for her children by running a still or shebeen, providing sexual favors to Sergeant O'Neill (Charlie Hunnam), and taking on a series of lovers, eventually including the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe). Power takes on young Ned as an apprentice and provides him with knowledge of the land, hideouts, and strategies for bushranging. Under pressure from Power, Ned shoots Sergeant O'Neil but refuses to kill him, despite Power ordering him to do so. Ned leaves Power and returns to his family's settlement, infuriated since he has learned that his mother essentially "sold" him to Power. Ned is soon arrested and sentenced to three years in prison for shooting O'Neill. After his eventual release, Ned (now played by George MacKay) returns to his mother's house as a young man in his late teens.


Who plays who in the True History of the Kelly Gang movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "True History of the Kelly Gang" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

George MacKay  as Ned Kelly
Essie Davis  as Ellen Kelly
Orlando Schwerdt  as Young Ned Kelly
Nicholas Hoult  as Constable Fitzpatrick
Russell Crowe  as Harry Power
Sean Keenan  as Joe Byrne
Charlie Hunnam  as Sgt O'Neil
Thomasin McKenzie  as Mary Hearn
Claudia Karvan  as Mrs. Shelton
Jacob Collins-Levy  as Thomas Curnow
Marlon Williams  as George King
Earl Cave  as Dan Kelly
Louis Hewison  as Steve Hart
Ben Corbett  as Red Kelly
Claerwen Brown  as Baby Grace
Asmara Feik  as Young Maggie Kelly
Mo Scott  as Young Dan Kelly
Winona Keegan  as Young Kate Kelly
Brett Peachey  as Haircutting Officer
Chase Oosterweghel  as Dick Shelton
John Murray  as Dead Dan Morgan
Jack Charles  as Waiter
John Blackwell  as Lardner Guest
Yann Tixton  as Lardner Guest
Daniel P. Jones  as Guard Woodside
Gavin Robson  as Driver
Tilly Lawless  as Brigit Moore
Rian Goodge  as Fighting Englishman
Ross Knight  as James Saunders
Lance Anderson  as Fight Crowd #1
Philli Anderson  as Fight Crowd #2
Alexandra Sorensen  as Boxing Patron
Josephine Blazier  as Kate Kelly
Lola Hewison  as Maggie Kelly
Paul Capsis  as Vera Robinson
Jillian Nguyen  as Molly Kane
Rory Collins  as Mary's Baby Boy
Daniel Fletcher  as Officer outside train
Markella Kavenagh  as Jane Cotter
Paul Rochford  as Scanlon
Steve Bradshaw  as McIntyre
Andrew Wright  as Lonigan
Danzal Baker  as Tracker Tom
Will McNeill  as Kennedy
Jarryd Harvey  as Selector
Fox Curry  as Jack Jones
Jessica Macdonald  as Jack Jones (Picture Mother)
Max Tucker  as Blacksmith
Kane Swain  as Boy Soldier
Anni Finsterer  as Mrs. Gill
Louis Vogel  as Young Officer
Shaun Grant  as Officer at Robinson's
Hal Vogel  as Officer at Robinson's
Davin Taylor  as Police Officer #1
Daniel Solis  as Police Officer #2
Adam Davis  as Police Officer #3
Paul Rogers  as Governor Castieau
Ben De Castella  as Gaol Priest
Graham Turner  as Upjohn
Saiyif Canaan  as The Kelly Army
Sebastian Carr  as The Kelly Army
Sebastian Carr  as Ralph the Kelly Gang Member
Charlie Chrimes  as The Kelly Army
Marlo Cobham  as The Kelly Army
Luca Concilia  as The Kelly Army
Will Cornish  as The Kelly Army
Mitchell Crow  as The Kelly Army
Malik Furlong  as The Kelly Army
Couper Gross  as The Kelly Army
Michael Hastie  as The Kelly Army
Malakai Hersburgh  as The Kelly Army
Jack Keenan  as The Kelly Army
Zach Kennedy  as The Kelly Army
Khan James-Parker  as The Kelly Army
Maya Lineham  as The Kelly Army
Flynn Martin  as The Kelly Army
Benjamin Macdonald  as The Kelly Army
Harry McClements  as The Kelly Army
Will McIntyre  as The Kelly Army
Felix McLeod  as The Kelly Army
Mitchell McMaster  as The Kelly Army
Laughlin Moeller  as The Kelly Army
Harry Musgove  as The Kelly Army
Bailey Smith  as The Kelly Army
Charlie Stock  as The Kelly Army
Daniel Sultana  as The Kelly Army
Jan Wilmar  as The Kelly Army
Chelsie Witnish  as The Kelly Army
Amy Christian  as Miss Robinson's Girl
Amanda McKay  as Various

Release date

When is True History of the Kelly Gang movie release date?

"True History of the Kelly Gang" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 11, 2019 (TIFF), on January 9, 2020 (Australia) and on February 28, 2020 (United Kingdom, Turkey) distributing by Transmission Films, Stan (Australia), Picturehouse Entertainment (United Kingdom), Film & TV House, IFC Films, GEM Entertainment, At Entertainment, Con Un Pack Distribución, Spentzos Films, The Searchers, A2 Filmes, Cine Canibal, Forefront Media Group, Koch Films and Remain In Light.


What are True History of the Kelly Gang filming details?

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. The film grossed over $446,177 (theatrical), and $457,627 (home market).

"True History of the Kelly Gang" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about True History of the Kelly Gang movie?

"True History of the Kelly Gang" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 80/100.

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