What is Australia the movie about?
Australia gives a raw insight into what the country was like before World War II and follows British aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (played by Nicole Kidman) as she travels to Australia to claim her inherited cattle ranch, Faraway Downs.
Tensions rise over the prized patch of land and, when her husband is murdered, the Drover (Hugh Jackman) and Nullah (Brandon Walters) are the key to helping her drive 2,000 head of cattle to Darwin, to be sold to the Australian Army.
Is Australia being turned into a TV show?
Faraway Downs is the title of the 2023 TV miniseries reimagining of the movie Australia, and Luhrmann credits the success of streaming as the inspiration.
“I was inspired to re-approach my film Australia to create Faraway Downs because of the way episodic storytelling has been reinvigorated by the streaming world,” explained Luhrmann.
“With over two million feet of film from the original piece, my team and I were able to revisit anew the central themes of the work."
Where to watch Australia the movie adaptation, Faraway Downs?
Australia fans can start watching Faraway Downs from Tuesday November 21, 2023.