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Eric Bana as Aaron Falk in ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’. Photo by Narelle Portanier.

Eric Bana reprises his iconic role in the next instalment of jane harper’s aaron falk trilogy.

Melbourne, Australia – March 21, 2023. ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’, the follow up to the 2021 Australian box office smash hit The Dry, will hit Australian and New Zealand cinemas on August 24, 2023.

The film is based on the bestselling novel by Jane Harper with Eric Bana reprising his character, Aaron Falk. Robert Connolly returns to direct the movie.

Bana is joined by cast members Anna Torv (The Last of Us), Deborra-lee Furness (Jindabyne), Robin McLeavy (Homeland), Sisi Stringer (Mortal Kombat), Lucy Ansell (Utopia), and Jacqueline McKenzie (Romper Stomper).

Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor is back in the role of Erik Falk, alongside Richard Roxburgh (Rake), Tony Briggs (Cleverman) and Kenneth Radley (The Power of the Dog).

Produced by Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky of Made Up Stories, alongside Eric Bana for Pick Up Truck Pictures and Robert Connolly for Arenamedia. Ricci Swart, Meryl Metni, Andrew Myer, Robert Patterson, Andrew Bassat, Joanna Baevski, Hayley Baillie, James Baillie, and Roadshow Films’ Joel Pearlman and Edwina Waddy are executive producing.

In ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’, when five women take part in a corporate hiking retreat and only four come out on the other side, Federal Agents Aaron Falk and Carmen Cooper head deep into the Victorian mountain ranges to investigate in the hopes of finding their whistle-blowing informant, Alice Russell, alive.

Joel Pearlman, CEO Roadshow Films said, “We are delighted to announce that ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’ will come to cinemas this year. We know that audiences are going to embrace this film as much as they did with ‘The Dry’, and we can’t wait for them to see it on the big screen.”

Producers Papandrea, Matterson and Hutensky said: “After watching audiences fall in love with The Dry, we’re so excited to bring this next instalment in Jane Harper’s thrilling Aaron Falk series, ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’, to big screens across Australia alongside Roadshow Films. Audiences are going to be blown away by the tour de force performances of Eric Bana and this assemble of terrific Australian actresses”.

Director Robert Connolly said, “Adapting Jane Harper’s remarkable ‘Force of Nature’ for the cinema has been an exciting adventure, a rare privilege to be able to revisit the world of detective Aaron Falk and to work again with Eric, an extraordinary supporting cast and a wonderful team of creatives and crew. Jane’s novels evoke the often-terrifying beauty of the natural world, and in this sequel to ‘The Dry’ we take audiences into a new landscape to solve entwining crimes in the remote Australian wilderness.”

‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’ received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with VicScreen.

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Eric Bana as Aaron Falk in ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’. Photo by Narelle Portanier.

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