Trailer Debut – Tim Winton’s DIRT MUSIC starring Kelly Macdonald, Garret Hedlund and David Wenham.

Trailer Debut – Tim Winton’s DIRT MUSIC starring Kelly Macdonald, Garret Hedlund and David Wenham.

The first trailer for Tim Winton’s DIRT MUSIC has arrived; filmed in Western Australia via Dampier, Perth and Esperance. The film stars Kelly Macdonald, Garret Hedlund and aussie David Wenham.

Before you say it, yes! we know that the two leads are played by a Scot and an American. Was there no Australian talent available to play Aussies in the adaptation of a best-selling Australian novel? Who knows… it was probably a business decision. Either way, we hope its good. The trailer looks amazing and the accents seem pretty good, we will find out whether it all comes together when the film is released (hopefully) later in the year.  

Georgie Jutland (Kelly Macdonald) is barely holding it together these days without a drink. Once a nurse, now she’s trapped in the backwater fishing port of White Point with local crayfish baron, Jim Buckridge (David Wenham) and his two sons, whose dead mother she can never hope to replace.

One hazy night she sees the lone figure of Lu Fox (Garret Hedlund) appear in the mists of the bay. A long time ago he was a dirt musician, but now he survives as a poacher – an unwise choice given Jim’s iron-grip on the local fishing trade.

Georgie is instantly drawn to Lu, and the pair begin an intense affair. What Georgie doesn’t realise is that the Foxes and the Buckridges have a long, murky history.

Fearing Jim’s fury and haunted by his tragic past, Lu flees north to Coronation Island, a place dear to Georgie’s heart. Discovering Lu has fled, Georgie decides to follow him north with the unlikely help of Jim.

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by iconic Australian writer Tim Winton, DIRT MUSIC is a tale of love and redemption, set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Australia’s West.

DIRT MUSIC will be coming soon to Australian cinemas in 2020

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