Memento Films Intl. Boards Leah Purcell’s Aussie Revenge Tale ‘The Drover’s Wife’ (Exclusive)

Memento Films Intl.

(“Call Me By Your Name”) has acquired the Aussie revenge tale “The Drover’s Wife,” the film adaptation of Leah Purcell’s successful Australian stage play.

Purcell is on board to adapt, act and direct the film which Oombarra Prods.

and Bunya Prods.

(“Sweet Country”) will produce.Memento Films Intl.

is handling world sales on the movie and will introduce the project to buyers at the Efm in Berlin with a promo.

The company is also unveiling an exclusive first still of the film (pictured).A searing Western thriller, the play “The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson” is a reimagining of Henry Lawson’s classic short story “The Drover’s Wife.” The story is set in 1893, and centers on the heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Purcell) and her children who struggle in isolation to survive the harsh Australian landscape after her husband left to go

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