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Eric Bana as Aaron Falk in The Dry
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What is the story behind The Dry?

Force of Nature, the sequel to the enormously successful Australian film The Dry, has had its release postponed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Eric Bana, who reprises his role as Aaron Falk in the highly anticipated follow-up, said it was with “regret, but a large amount of conviction” that the decision had been made.

“I’m incredibly proud of this much anticipated Australian film and want to be able to do it justice by promoting it thoroughly,” Bana, who is also a producer on the movie, said. “Due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, of which I am a long-standing member, it is not possible to do that at this time.”

Both Force of Nature and The Dry are based on the bestselling Jane Harper books of the same name. And while Force of Nature, unfortunately, still has no release date, we have something that may help in the meantime: The BBC audiobook of The Dry.

The story behind Jane Harper’s multi-award winning debut novel sees  Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk return to the rural Victorian farming community of Kiewarra – a community he was run out of more than 20 years earlier.

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Falk has only returned for the funerals of his former best friend Luke Hadler and Luke’s wife and child, who died in an apparent murder-suicide.

As the region struggles through the worst drought in a century, Falk begins to question what really happened to Luke. But as Falk starts to dig into the deaths, long-buried mysteries start to resurface.

It’s a classic “small town, big secrets” but with a twisty-turny ending that may very well leave you breathless.

You can hear the whole story now, on the LiSTNR app:

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