The Weinstein Co. has picked up John Curran's Australian drama "Tracks
," which premiered last Thursday at Venice Film Festival, as well as wowed audiences last weekend at the 40th Telluride Film Festival.
"The response to this film out of Venice and Telluride was nothing short of astounding and is well deserved," Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. "We've had great experiences in the past working with Emile Sherman and Iain Canning and are thrilled to be on board with such talent as John Curran, Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver."
"Tracks" tells the inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), whose journey of self-discovery in 1977 took her on a 2,700 mile walk from Alice Springs, across the harsh desert, to the Indian Ocean.
Accompanied only by her dog and four camels, Davidson is met by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver from Girls) at various stops along the way.
Directed by John Curran and produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, and co-produced by Antonia Barnard and Julie Ryan, Tracks is set to screen at Toronto International Film Festival in September and before it opens the Adelaide Film Festival in October.