19 May 2024
Cate Blanchett stars in The New Boy

Watch UK Trailer For Aussie Drama The New Boy Starring Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett stars in The New Boy
Signature Entertainment have released the UK Trailer for Australian drama for The New Boy starring Cate Blanchett.

The film is directed by acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah, Sweet Country). Next to Blanchett (also onboard as a producer) is Aswan Reid as the boy at the centre of this film.

The New Boy takes us back to remote Australia in 1940’s, Sister Eileen run a mission for Indigenous Australian children. During one night a boy is brought to the mission who appears to have special powers. His arrival sparks a battle between spiritual struggle and surviving.

This looks gorgeous, the cinematography has won awards. How good will the film be, you can find out next month…

In a remote monastery in 1940s Australia, a mission for Indigenous Australian children is run by a renegade nun, Sister Eileen. A new charge is delivered in the dead of night – a boy who appears to have special powers. When the monastery takes possession of a precious relic, a large carving of Christ on the cross, the new boy encounters Jesus for the first time and is transfixed. However, the boy’s Indigenous spiritual life does not gel with the mission’s Christianity and his mysterious power becomes a threat. Sister Eileen is faced with a choice between the traditions of her faith and the truth embodied in the boy, in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival.

Introducing Aswan Reid who stars alongside Cate Blanchett (Tár, Carol), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires, The Secret Life of Us) and Wayne Blair (Redfern Now, Mystery Road), The New Boy is written and directed by Palme d’Or winning director Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah, Sweet Country), with music composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (Blonde). The New Boy is produced by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton for Dirty Films, Kath Shelper for Scarlett Pictures and Lorenzo De Maio of De Maio Entertainment.

The film also stars Deborah Mailman, and Wayne Blair, The New Boy will be shown in the UK and Irish cinemas from 15th March.

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