‘The Dry’ Trailer: Eric Bana Investigates a Murder and Faces His Past in Australian Crime Drama

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Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for The Dry, an upcoming Aussie crime-drama led by Eric Bana.

Based on the best-selling 2016 novel of the same name by Jane Harper, The Dry has Eric Bana playing federal agent Aaron Falk, who returns to his small home town – a farming community stricken by drought – to attend the funeral of a childhood friend who allegedly killed his wife and then himself. Falk reluctantly decides to stay to investigate the incident, which he finds may or may not be related to a past death – one he himself may be connected to.

The film is directed by Robert Connolly, whose credits include Aussie films The Bank (2001), Paper Planes and the underseen 2009 East Timor-set drama Balibo (highly recommended). Connolly co-wrote the adapted screenplay with Harry Cripps (The Letter for the King).

The Dry, also starring Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, Matt Nable, and Miranda Tapsell, among others, will be released in Australian cinemas on January 1st, 2021.

Official synopsis for The Dry:

Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty 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.


The Dry is directed by Robert Connolly and stars Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, Matt Nable, William Zappa, James Frecheville, Joe Klocek, Claude Scott-Mitchell, Sam Corlett, BeBe Bettencourt and Miranda Tapsell.

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