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New Trailer and Poster for THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
The Australian western comes to UK/ROI cinemas in May.

Along with playing the lead role, writer/director Leah Purcell makes her feature debut with The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson. It's the third time Purcell has adapted Henry Lawson's 1892 short story, having previously turning it into a novel and play.

The film sees Purcell play Molly Johnson, a pregnant frontierswoman who gives shelter to an aborigine fugitive.

Rob Collins, Sam Reid and Jessica De Gouw also star.

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is in UK/ROI cinemas from May 13th.

Check out the trailer and poster below.




The official synopsis reads:

Set in 1893 on an isolated property in the Australian Alpine Country of the Snowy Mountains, a heavily pregnant Molly Johnson has a secret she must keep buried.  While her drover husband is away, she and her children struggle to survive. Molly finds herself in a desperate situation and is confronted by a fugitive Aboriginal man, Yadaka, on her property. Unbeknownst to Molly, Yadaka is a wanted man who will bring undesired attention. When new town up-holder of law, Nate Clintoff, learns Molly’s drover husband is missing and sends a trooper out to her property to investigate, a chain of ruinous events is triggered.

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson poster