Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Faraway Downs’ World Premiere Set For SXSW Sydney Fest –

Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming limited series, “Faraway Downs,” will be premiered at the inaugural SXSW Sydney Screen Festival on October 21. Luhrmann, known for his film “Australia,” will present the six-part series that expands on the original movie with new footage, an updated soundtrack, and a new ending. The series stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Bryan Brown, Brandon Walters, and Ben Mendelsohn. Following its festival debut, “Faraway Downs” will launch on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories on November 26, 2023. The series explores the story of an English aristocrat who inherits a cattle ranch in Australia and joins forces with a cattle drover to protect her land. Luhrmann, who directed and co-wrote the series, expressed his excitement about approaching his film in an episodic format for the streaming world.

Summery :

– Baz Luhrmann’s Faraway Downs, a six-part series that extends his 2008 film Australia, will close the SXSW Sydney Screen Festival with a world premiere.
– The limited series stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Bryan Brown, Brandon Walters, and Ben Mendelsohn.
– Faraway Downs will launch on Hulu, Star+, and Disney+ on November 26, 2023.
– The series expands on Australia with original footage, a new ending, and an updated soundtrack.
– It tells the story of an English aristocrat who inherits a large cattle ranch in Australia and joins forces with a cattle drover to protect it.
– The story is seen through the eyes of a bi-racial Indigenous Australian child caught up in the government’s racial policies.
– The series is directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, with production and costume design by Catherine Martin.
– The inaugural SXSW Sydney 2023 Screen Festival will take place from October 15 to 21.

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