Eric Bana Stars In New Australian Movie 'The Dry'

Eric Bana stars in 'The Dry', which releases in Australian cinemas on 1 January, 2021. Eric Bana stars in 'The Dry', which releases in Australian cinemas on 1 January, 2021.

Based on Jane Harper's award-winning novel of the same name, Eric Bana returns to the big screen in the Australian movie 'The Dry'.

Directed by Robert Connolly ('Balibo', 'Paper Planes', 'Deep State'), and filmed across more than 15 towns in rural Victoria last year, 'The Dry' is a drama-thriller centred around a federal agent who must confront a deadly secret from his past.

Federal Agent Aaron Falk (Bana) returns to his country home town after an absence of over 20 years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.

When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected.

As he struggles to prove not only Luke's innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent-up rage of a terrified community.


"I am thrilled Eric Bana has been cast to play Aaron Falk," Jane Harper says. "It is very important to me that the nature and depth of Falk shines through and I feel Eric has fully captured that."

The cast for 'The Dry' also features Genevieve O'Reilly ('Glitch', 'Rogue One'), Keir O'Donnell ('American Sniper', 'Ray Donovan') and John Polson (Tropfest founder).

'The Dry' releases in Australian cinemas on 1 January, 2021.

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