Animal Kingdom script
Synopsis: Animal Kingdom is a 2010 Australian crime drama film written and directed by David Michôd, and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, and Sullivan Stapleton. David Michôd's script was inspired by the Pettingill family of Melbourne, Australia, who in 1991 saw the acquittal of brothers Victor Peirce and Trevor Pettingill (along with 2 others, Anthony Leigh Farrell and Peter David McEvoy) in the 1988 murder of two Victoria police officers. The film was critically acclaimed–it received 36 awards and 39 nominations with Weaver receiving multiple awards for her performance, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

10 I/E. J'S AND JULIA'S APARTMENT - NIGHT 10

J sits on the couch with two bags packed beside him. Hearing anoise, he get up, opens the door and watches JANINE 'SMURF' CODY

(57) climb the stairs. She sees J. She bends over, out ofbreath.

SMURF:

Puffed... Have you got your bags,

sweetie?

J goes to her. She holds him.

RUN OPENING TITLES.

12 EXT. CODY HOUSE - DAY 12

A single-storey, exposed brick, early-70s house. It is flat-

roofed and semi-buried in lush, but overgrown garden, almostlike a bunker obscured from neighbours and the street.

13 INT. KITCHEN / CODY HOUSE - DAY 13

Two men sit at a kitchen table. BARRY 'BAZ' BROWN (35) iscounting a sizeable wad of cash, stacking it in front of him.

He counts the money into three piles. Opposite sits DARREN CODY

(22) in designer T-shirt, sunglasses on his head. Smurf is atthe bench stuffing fruit into a juicer.

BAZ:

Nine-four.

He wraps elastic around the pile and hands it to Darren.

DARREN:

Twenty minutes work. No shots fired.

BAZ:

Three weeks prep. This is getting

stupid.

(CONTINUED)

Animal Kingdom - GREEN REVISIONS 6.

CONTINUED:

SMURF:

Have you heard from him?

BAZ:

No. I know where he is, but I haven'theard from him.

SMURF:

Where is he staying?

BAZ:

I told him I wouldn't tell anyone.

SMURF:

He's my son.

BAZ:

(smiling)

I told him I wouldn't tell anyone. Hewas really specific about the 'anyone'part.

J appears in the doorway in an over-sized T-shirt. The men lookup, startled. Baz gathers the money and packs it in a bagquickly, but calmly. Darren shoves his in his man-purse.

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David Michôd

David Michôd (born 30 November 1972) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is best known for directing the critically acclaimed 2010 film Animal Kingdom and the 2014 film The Rover. He also co-wrote Hesher. more…

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