Watch: new Australian film Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones is a film adaptation of the award-winning iconic Australian novel by Craig Silvey.

JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means to be truly courageous.

The trailer includes a beautifully crafted new song from Dustin TebbuttAtlas in Your Eyes which features in the film and will be released as a single alongside the film in March.

Trailer: 

The film is directed by Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance, One Night the Moon) and produced by Vincent Sheehan (Animal Kingdom, The Hunter) and David Jowsey (Mystery Road, Goldstone).

The cast includes Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, Muriel’s Wedding), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Dressmaker, The Hobbit), Levi Miller (Pan, upcoming Red Dog: True Blue), Angourie Rice (These Final HoursThe Nice Guys), Dan Wyllie (OffspringMuriel’s Wedding), Matt Nable (Riddick, Son of a Gun) and Aaron McGrath (GLITCH).

JASPER JONES will be released in cinemas on 2 March 2017.

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