Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay and Essie Davis will star in True History of the Kelly Gang, based on Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning novel, Variety reported. Filming is planned for March in Australia. Justin Kurzel (Assassin's Creed) will direct from a script by Shaun Grant. The cast also includes Travis Fimmel, Sean Keenan, Dacre Montgomery, Harry Greenwood, Thomasin McKenzie and Earl Cave.
Kurzel said the book "always felt like the true spirit of Ned Kelly. Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral. His story is one of the great odysseys in history, and I feel excited to be bringing it to the screen with a fresh cinematic eye. This is a really unique and modern cast, and I am so proud to be working with such a talented ensemble of new faces and celebrated actors."
Parks and Recreation alums Rashida Jones and Nick Offerman "are reuniting to voice the lead roles in White Fang, the animated film based on Jack London's classic 1906 novel," Deadline reported. Oscar winner Alexandre Espirages (Mr. Hublot) is directing from a screenplay by Dominique Monfery and Serge Frydman.