Hedlund, Macdonald To Lead “Dirt Music”

Hedlund Macdonald To Lead Dirt Music

Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) and Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) are in final negotiations to lead the cast of the long-awaited film adaptation of Tim Winton’s Booker Prize-nominated novel “Dirt Music” at Wildgaze Films (“Brooklyn”) and Aquarius Films (“Lion”).

The story charts the illicit romance in a tightly-knit Australian outback community between a fragile woman named Georgie (Macdonald) and a mysterious young poacher (Hedlund). When Georgie’s partner Jim gets wind of the tryst a chase ensues between the two men across the remote and unforgiving terrain.

The role of Jim has yet to be cast. The much in-demand screenwriter Jack Thorne has adapted the screenplay with “Chopper” and “Ned Kelly” director Gregor Jordan to helm which will shoot around Western Australia.

Source: Deadline