Justin Kurzel in Production on Australian Massacre Story ‘Nitram’

Justin Kurzel has assembled a high-profile cast to shoot “Nitram,” a feature film about a mass murder.

He has also reteamed with writer Shawn Grant, who previously delivered the screenplay for Kurzel’s incendiary feature debut, 2011’s “The Snowtown Murders.”The picture is now shooting and will play in theaters and screen as an original show for local streamer Stan in 2021.

Overseas rights sales are being handled by Wild Bunch International.The cast features Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis (“The Dressmaker”), Essie Davis (“True History of the Kelly Gang”) and Anthony Lapaglia (“Lantana”).Stan describes “Nitram” as “a scripted feature film that looks at the events leading up to one of the darkest chapters in Australian history in an attempt to understand why and how this atrocity occurred.” But it avoids identifying the specific factual basis of the picture.Australian media, however, have revealed that the film depicts the build

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