Roadshow Films has released a new trailer for The Dry, an upcoming crime drama/thriller starring Eric Bana.
The US-Australian co-production has Bana playing Aaron Falk, a federal agent who heads back to his home town after two decades to attend the funeral of a mate who is believed to have killed his own wife and child, before killing himself. Aaron isn’t convinced the events played out like that, particularly as his own past and the death of a girl during his youth surfaces and hints at a connection.
The film is based on the award-winning 2016 novel of the same by Jane Harper and is directed by Balibo (watch that one, if you haven’t) and Paper Planes helmer Robert Connolly. Connolly also co-wrote the adapted screenplay with Harry Cripps, who co-wrote upcoming Naomi Watts starrer Penguin Bloom and is set to co-direct Netflix’s Australia-set animated film Back to the Outback.
The Dry, also starring Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, Matt Nable, and Miranda Tapsell, among others, releases in Australian cinemas on January 1st, 2021.
Official synopsis for The Dry:
Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.
When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent-up rage of a terrified community.
The Dry is directed by Robert Connolly and stars Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, Matt Nable, William Zappa, James Frecheville, Joe Klocek, Claude Scott-Mitchell, Sam Corlett, BeBe Bettencourt and Miranda Tapsell.