Justin Kerzel To Helm “Kelly Gang”

“Snowtown” and “Macbeth” director Justin Kurzel is re-teaming with the screenwriter of the former, Shaun Grant, for a new film about famed Australian bushranger Ned Kelly for Daybreak Pictures and Porchlight.

“True History of the Kelly Gang” will be based on the Peter Carey novel which tells the story through Kelly’s eyes as he penned his narrative on scraps of paper whilst on the run.

Though Kelly was a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer to some, to others he was a hero defying the authority of British rule.

Several films about the bushranger have been made over the years, the most recent being 2003’s “Ned Kelly” starring Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Watts.

Source: IF