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WATCH: Mia Wasikowska Faces the Wilds of the Outback in First Trailer for 'Tracks'

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 3, 2013 at 12:48PM

A first trailer has arrived for John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as intrepid Robyn Davidson, who at age 26 in 1977 undertook a dangerous trek across the unforgiving Australian Outback with four camels and a dog. The film is based on Davidson's memoir of the same title; it co-stars Adam Driver as National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan.
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Mia Wasikowska in "Tracks"
Mia Wasikowska in "Tracks"

A first trailer has arrived for John Curran's gorgeously mounted desert adventure "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as intrepid Robyn Davidson, who at age 26 in 1977 undertook a dangerous 1700-mile trek across the unforgiving Australian Outback with four camels and a dog. The film is based on Davidson's memoir of the same title; it co-stars Adam Driver as National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan, who met up with Davidson at various points on her excursion. Curran explored another exotic location in 2006's excellent "Painted Veil," set in rural China.

"Tracks" debuted on the fall festival circuit earlier this season to positive reviews, and was promptly scooped up by the Weinstein Company. No word yet on a release date, but Australian Wasikowska could be a long shot for a Best Actress awards campaign if Harvey Weinstein decides to chase that goal. 

Watch a first-look clip hereThe lovely cinematography on display is by Mandy Walker ("Australia," "Red Riding Hood").

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.