Variety reports that filming will take place in Victoria this July
“True History of the Kelly Gang” is a coming-of-age tale charting the rise and fall of the Australian rebel who swore to wreak vengeance and havoc on the British Empire. MacKay will star as the notorious bush ranger Ned Kelly and will depict the colonial badlands of Australia. Nurtured by another notorious bush ranger, Harry Power (Crowe), and fueled by the arrest of his mother, Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot a rebellion.
Tanja Meissner, head of sales at Memento, said that “the scope and ambition of the project convinced us immediately, it’s the perfect acquisition – a film which will not indulge in period or genre but be a burst of energy, buzzing with electricity, loud, brash and full of color.”