JASPER JONES is "Australia's Stand By Me" (The Guardian).
Based on Craig Silvey's novel, this coming-of-age story stars Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller and Angourie Rice.
JASPER JONES is a coming-of-age story, set in rural Australia, about Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller: Pan), a 14-year-old bookish boy.
On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast, shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1969, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.
Based on the best-selling book by Craig Silvey and starring Toni Colette (Muriel’s Wedding), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys, The Beguiled), JASPER JONES has been described as Australia’s Stand By Me.