Samuel Goldwyn Films drops the firsr official trailer for The Legend of Molly Johnson, also known as The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, the story of a lonely bush-woman who struggles to raise her children and run the family farm while her husband is away.
The film stars Leah Purcell, Rob Collins, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Benedict Hardie, Harry Greenwood, Tony Cogin, Nicholas Hope, Maggie Dence, and Bruce Spence.
Set in 1893, the Australian outback, the area is rough, the people hard-nosed, the law rather secondary. Here, women - and newcomers anyway - quickly become the pawn of men. Nate Clintoff (Sam Reid), who is new in town to keep law and order, still has to fight for his place in the hierarchy.
Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell), heavily pregnant and alone with her children on a farm far from town, knows her place only too well. Nevertheless, she doesn't let it get her down. She does everything to protect her children. Everything.
Written and directed by Aboriginal Australian actress / filmmaker Leah Purcell, making her feature directorial debut, the film is slated for 19th August 2022 release.