Bana back for 'Force of Nature'

Bana back for 'Force of Nature'

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Jane Harper's second novel Force of Nature has been adapted for the big screen, with filming underway in regional Victoria.

The team behind the box office smash hit and award-winning feature film The Dry return for Force of Nature.

Eric Bana will reprise his role as Aaron Falk with Robert Connolly returning as writer and director.

Bana said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to follow The Dry with Force of Nature.

"Jane has once again provided a thrilling story that gives us another chance to showcase a unique and incredible Australian landscape," he said.

"While it was always our dream to bring this story to the big screen, its fate always rested with the Australian cinemagoing public. Their overwhelming support of The Dry turns this into a reality."

The film comes in the wake of the runaway success of The Dry, which became the 13th top grossing Australian film of all time at the local box office after its release on New Year's Day 2021.

Jane Harper said it was exciting to see the team behind The Dry bring her second novel to the screen.

"I was absolutely thrilled with the adaptation of The Dry and I can't wait to see this story brought to cinema audiences. I'm delighted that Robert Connolly and Eric Bana have brought their talents to Falk's story for a second time."

Bana will be joined by cast members Anna Torv (Mindhunter) as Alice Russell, Deborra-lee Furness (Jindabyne) as Jill Bailey, Robin McLeavy (Homeland) as Lauren, Sisi Stringer (Mortal Kombat) as Beth, Lucy Ansell (Utopia) as Bree and Jacqueline McKenzie (Romper Stomper) as Federal Agent Carmen Cooper.

Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor is back in the role of Erik Falk, alongside Richard Roxburgh as Daniel Bailey, Tony Briggs as Ian Chase and Kenneth Radley as Sergeant King.

Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky are producing alongside Bana for Pick Up Truck Pictures and Connolly for Arenamedia.

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