People who are keen to see Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang in cinemas won’t have many options – and they’ll have to be quick.
Transmission Films is launching the subversive bushranger saga on January 9, just 17 days before it premieres on Stan as a Stan Original.
Thus far the Shaun Grant-scripted drama starring George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult and Charlie Hunnam has been booked by the Eddie Tamir family-owned Randwick Ritz Cinemas and Melbourne’s Lido, Classic and Cameo cinemas, plus the Backlot in Perth and Dendy locations except Opera Quays.
It appear most of the other cinemas which screened the Netflix productions The King, The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes, despite the three-week window before the streaming premieres, have declined to show Kurzel’s film.
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