“The True Story of Kelly's Gang” - A New Western from the Director “Assassin’s Creed”

In September 2019, Justin Kurzel's picture “The True Story of the Kelly Gang” or “The True Story of the Kelly Gang” (2019), the release date, the actors and the plot of the film are already announced, and the trailer has not yet been debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The tape tells about Ned Kelly, whose robberies are still legends.

Rating of expectations of the premiere (KinoPoisk) - 98%.

True History of the Kelly Gang

Australia, UK

Genre: action, western, drama, crime

Producer: Justin kursel

World Release Date: september 2019

Release in the Russian Federation: 2019-2020

Cast: Nicholas Holt, Charlie Hunnam, Russell Crowe, George Mackay, Essy Davis, Thomasine Mackenzie, Claudia Karwan, Markell Caven, Jacob Collins-Levy, Sean Keenan and others.

Ned Kelly is an analogue of Robin Hood of the late 19th century, on whose behalf the whole police tremble. Kelly boldly robs banks, and a huge reward is assigned to his head. Who is he - an ordinary robber or a hero?


This is a story of a rebellious rebel who vowed to avenge and destroy the British Empire. Ned Kelly and his accomplices robbed banks, but not just for the sake of profit - the gang burned the mortgages of the townspeople, thereby freeing them from debt. Members of the Kelly gang became real folk heroes of Australia. However, Ned is still caught. The film tells about all the criminal adventures of the gang, as well as about how the police managed to catch the noble thieves.

Director and shooting

The director's place of the project was taken by Justin Kurzel, who had previously worked on films such as Macbeth, Snow City, and Assassin's Creed.

Justin kurzel

The script is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Carey, and the plot of the book was adapted for the movie by Sean Grant (Snow City, Berlin Syndrome, Mind Hunter, Jasper Jones).


  • Paul Ranford ("Predatory Waters", "Boys Returning");
  • Hal Vogel (Sirens, Woman Politician Husband, End of Game);
  • Liz Watts ("According to the Wolf Laws", "Hunter", "Mary Magdalene");
  • Naima Lunch (“Louder than Bombs,” “Call Me Your Name,” “Piercing”);
  • David Okin (Sirens, Hyde Park on the Hudson).

Filming took place in Australia.

The network has already appeared the first photos from the set, which depicts the hero of Charlie Hunnam, who is in a prison cell, as well as the heroes of Russell Crowe and Essy Davis.

Actors and roles

Drama star cast:

  • Nicholas Holt (Lonely Man, Mad Max: The Road of Fury, Favorite, My Boy, Skins, Tolkien);
  • Charlie Hunnam (Moth, Sons of Anarchy, Price of Passion, King Arthur's Sword, Bullies, Close Friends, Triple Border);
  • Russell Crowe as Harry Power (“Gladiator”, “Mind Games”, “Gangster”, “Knockdown”, “The Loudest Voice”, “Erased Personality”, “Goodfellas”);
  • George Mackay as Ned Kelly (Captain Fantastic, Boys Return, Pride, Bird Song, Where Hands Touch, Resident Shadow);
  • Essie Davis as Ellen Kelly ("Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Legends of the Night Watch", "Matrix: Reloaded", "Game of Thrones", "Lamb of God");
  • Thomasine Mackenzie as Mary ("The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies", "Leave No Traces");
  • Claudia Carwan as Mrs. Shelton ("9.99 dollars", "Far in the Universe", "Lost World", "Broken Shore", "Jack Irish", "Aquamarine");
  • Marcella Caven in the role of Jane Cotter ("Picnic at the Hanging Rock", "Crying");
  • Jacob Collins-Levy as Thomas Karnow (Doctor Who, White Princess, Galliopoli, Don't Let It Go, Failure, Cleanliness);
  • Sean Keenan (On the Crest, Dance Academy, The Hunters).

Interesting Facts

Did you know that:

  • The author of the book on which the film is based says that Carey "is a really fictional book, it should have been called" The Imaginary History of Kelly's Gang. "
  • Actor Charlie Hunnam said he had a wonderful experience working with Justin Kurzel, who became one of his favorite directors: “Honestly, I hope that the film we are working on will be special. And I'm glad I participated in the filming” .
  • The first film, “The True Story of Kelly’s Gang,” was shot in 1906, then in 1970, and the last film adaptation was created in 2003, with Heath Ledger playing the main role.

The release date of the film “The True Kelly Gang Story” (2019) is set, the actors and plot are known, and the trailer has not yet been released. The presence in the caste of stars such as Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Holt and the original story only draw attention to the picture, so that the audience is already in anticipation of the premiere.