Trailer for film adaptation of Tim Winton’s Dirt Music released

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An Australian feature film shot right here in WA has just released its first look trailer.

Dirt Music has promised a 2020 release date, and is based on the book by beloved Aussie author Tim Winton.

The film has a stellar cast in Garret Hedlund (Friday Night Lights, Troy, On the Road) David Wenham (Lion, The Lord of the Rings, Australia) and Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, Nanny McPhee, Brave).

Locations in the Kimberle, Perth and Esperance will all feature in the film.

Production started in October of 2018 in WA, just two months after international stars Hedlund and Macdonald were first linked to the project.

The first scene of the trailer features the stunning South Coast of WA, before switching to scenes shot in the Kimberley.

The trailer also revealed one important detail— Hedlund, an American and Macdonald, a Scot have both adopted an Aussie accent for their roles in the film.

Dirt Music follows Macdonald’s character Georgie Jutland, a former nurse who is now trapped in a remote fishing port with an alcohol dependency. Wenham plays Jim Buckridge, Macdonald’s partner who comes to the relationship widowed, with two sons.

Meanwhile the dirt musician himself Lu Fox, played by Hedlund, appears one misty night at the bay.

Fox’s arrival on the scene causes trouble as he makes a living poaching, rubbing Buckridge the wrong way as the local crayfish baron.

To make matters worse, an intense affair begins between Jutland and Fox.