Tracks-Australian-Poster-sliceFollowing its bow on the festival circuit last year, with stop-offs at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto, John Curran’s Tracks will soon be heading into cinemas on our shores this spring.

Based on a true story, the drama stars Mia Wasikowska in the lead, and after receiving some excellent reviews on the circuit – you can read our review here – early buzz has this as a potential contender for the Oscars this time next year.

Its arrival in Australia is less than two months away, and now a new international poster has surfaced online, with Wasikowska journeying across the desert.

Robyn (Mia Wasikowska) spends two hardscrabble years in the Alice Springs area learning how to train and care for camels (feral herds of which number in the thousands in Western Australia) in order to prepare for her journey. Finally ready to embark with her animals, she realizes she is woefully underfunded and, despite her desires for self-sufficiency, accepts a fee from National Geographic in exchange for a written piece. The magazine adds a condition: she must allow photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) to photograph her at selected stops along the way.

Adam Driver (Girls, Frances Ha) stars opposite Wasikowska in the male lead, with Jessica Tovey, Emma Booth, and Rainer Bock joining them for the ride.

Curran (The Painted Veil, Praise) directs from a script by newcomer Marion Nelson, who adapts the original 1980 autobiographical travelogue by Robyn Davidson.

Tracks is set to be released in the UK on 25th April. No word yet on a US release date, but The Weinstein Company has the stateside rights, cementing the possibility for a push come Oscar season at the end of the year.



Source: Thanks to IMP Awards for the heads up.