The film made its debut out in Venice at the tail-end of last summer, with Mia Wasikowska (Lawless, Alice in Wonderland) starring in the lead, garnering some early buzz for her performance.
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 (Frances Ha, Girls) takes the male lead opposite Wasikowska, with Jessica Tovey, Emma Booth, and Rainer Bock completing the ensemble.
Curran (The Painted Veil) is behind the camera with a script penned by Marion Nelson, making her feature debut as a screenwriter, adapting the original travelogue by Robyn Davidson.
Tracks will be released in the UK on 25th April. Still no word yet on a US release date, but with The Weinstein Company taking stateside distribution rights, it wouldn’t be too much a stretch to imagine they might try to build on the film’s early buzz later in the year. For now, here’s the new trailer, teasing some new footage from the film, along with a hi-res UK variant of the poster we saw this week.