First Look: Baz Luhrmann's Australia
Hopefully everyone has at least heard of Australia by now, but if not, here's our real first look at the film. Australia is Baz Luhrmann's latest film that stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, and David Wenham. It's a western about an English aristocrat who must go on a cattle drive across Australia. If you don't know, Luhrmann is the filmmaker who created the wonderful worlds of Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge! and we can expect nothing less but visual brilliance for Australia, too.
The first photo comes from The Herald Sun newspaper, where Hugh Jackman is quote as saying "To me, it's probably the best movie I have ever worked on." The film has a $100 million+ budget and I'm very interested to see what Luhrmann has done with that much money for a western. The rest of the photos come from our friends at Film School Rejects.
Anyone who has seen Moulin Rouge! knows what Baz Luhrmann is certainly capable of. After seeing what he can do with a musical love story, I'm looking forward to any movie he does next, whether it be a western or not. With each and every bit of information that gets out about Australia, I get that much more excited. Have a look for yourself.
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.