Picturehouse has launched a new UK trailer for Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ featuring the man of the moment George MacKay.

Inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize-winning novel on the notorious Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly, is directed by Kurzel.

This wouldn’t be the first time Ned Kelly has had his story told on the big screen, actors such as Heath Ledger and even Mick Jagger have played the famed criminal. However, Kurzel’s version is not quite what you would expect.

This time around 1917’s George MacKay plays Kelly amongst a cast of Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Thomasin McKenzie and Russell Crowe.

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The film hits UK cinemas February 28th

True History of the Kelly Gang Synopsis

The film shatters the mythology of the notorious icon to reveal the essence behind the life of Ned Kelly and force a country to stare back into the ashes of its brutal past. Spanning the younger years of Ned’s life to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between what is bad and what is good and the motivations for the demise of its hero. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.

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