You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

AFM: Luke Bracey, Nick Nolte to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Poacher’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively.

Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the American Film Market, where Arclight Films will launch international sales outside of North America.

Inspired by true events, “Poacher” is the cautionary tale of a young man, portrayed by Bracey, motivated by vengeance. He goes to war with Nolte’s fishing baron, who rules the town, and is transformed  from a small-time abalone poacher into a criminal gang boss. “Poacher” will be shot against the Tasmanian coastal landscape.

Producers are Ashley McLeod, Teresa Ticehurst and James M. Vernon.  The producers retain North American rights to the project.

Bracey starred in “Hacksaw Ridge” and the “Point Break” remake.

” ‘Poacher’ is an elevated crime drama that is a clever fusion of two genres — a thrilling sea adventure about a maverick abalone diver and a classic story of survival, family, betrayal, corruption, loyalty, sacrifice and redemption,” said McLeod.

“We’re thrilled Kriv Stenders will be directing this modern-day Western about the creation of a folk hero,” said Hamilton. “He is the master of capturing beautiful and varied landscapes, and has an amazing vision for this astounding true-life story.”

More Film

  • Moviepass

    Struggling MoviePass Launches $164 Million Bond Sale

    Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively. Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the […]

  • Producers Guild of America PGA

    Producers Guild of America Sets Awards Show for Jan. 19, 2019

    Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively. Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the […]

  • Koko Dead: Gorilla Used Sign Language,

    Koko, Signing Gorilla Who Met Robin Williams and Betty White, Dies

    Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively. Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the […]

  • Film Movement Releasing 'Bent,' 'Midaq Alley,'

    Film Movement Releasing 'Bent,' 'Midaq Alley,' 'Lily Chou-Chou,' 'Rabbi Jacob' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively. Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the […]

  • First Man, A Star Is Born,

    Oscars at Halfway Point: 'Black Panther' Leads the Pack, With Heavy-Hitters Coming Up

    Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively. Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the […]

  • Nadine Labaki poses for photographers upon

    Cannes Prize Winner 'Capernaum' to Kick Off New Arab Film Festival in Paris

    Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte have boarded Australian action-thriller “Poacher” for Arclight Films, Variety has learned exclusively. Kriv Stenders, whose credits include “Red Dog” and “Australia Day,” has signed on to direct from a script by Thomas Martin (“All That Way for Love”). Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton made the announcement Nov. 2 at the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content