WHO’S IN IT?
Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Brenton Thwaites (The Giver), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Jacek Koman (The Great Gatsby), Matthew Nable (Riddick), Tom Budge (Crash), Damon Herriman (The Lone Ranger), Nash Edgerton (The Rover), Eddie Baroo (Ghost Rider)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Julius Avery (film debut), director, writer; John Collee (Happy Feet), writer; Timothy White (Out of the Blue), producer; Jed Kurzel (The Babadook), composer; Nigel Bluck (Half Moon), cinematographer; Jack Hutchings (Last Ride), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Locked up for a minor crime, 19-year-old JR (Thwaites) is soon taken under the wing of fellow inmate Brendan Lynch (McGregor), one of Australia’s most notorious criminals. In return for his protection, JR must assist Brendan and his crew in a daring prison escape and gold heist that promises to pay out millions – but when things start to go wrong, JR finds himself on a collision course with his former mentor…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
An action-packed prison thriller that promises to deliver high quantities on the entertainment factor, Son of a Gun marks the feature debut of acclaimed Australian short filmmaker Julius Avery.