The Mentalist star Simon Baker has a new western movie out soon.
The Australian actor returns to our screens in High Ground, which is described as a “frontier western about colonial violence and misunderstandings that deeply resonates in today’s Australia.”
Directed by Stephen Johnson, the movie “explores the nature of loyalty and the ability to distinguish freely between right and wrong, in opposition to the dogmas of the age in which you live.”
High Ground was shot at stunning locations in the Kakadu National Park and in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.
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Originally set for release last year, High Ground will be available to watch on demand in the US from Friday 14th May.
The official synopsis reads: “After fighting in The Great War as a sniper, Travis (Simon Baker), now a policeman in the vast empty spaces of Northern Australia, loses control of an operation that results in the massacre of an Indigenous tribe.
“When his superiors insist on burying the truth, Travis leaves in disgust, only to be forced back 12 years later to help hunt down Baywara, an Aboriginal warrior whose attacks on new settlers are causing havoc.
“When Travis, now a bounty hunter, recruits as his tracker the young mission-raised Gutjuk, the only known survivor of the massacre, memories threaten to resurface and turn the white man from hunter into the hunted.”
Alongside Baker, the cast also includes Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Callan Mulvey, Witiyana Marika, and Caren Pistorius.
The Mentalist is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.