Joel Edgerton is set to make his directorial debut with Weirdo. After turns in Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior and The Great Gatsby, the Australian actor will take the director’s chair with this dramatic-thriller. Edgerton told Screen Daily, “It’s about a guy who is forced to face the past when it comes back in the form of an old school friend, but he continually lies about it (the past) and it haunts him in a bad way … Weirdo is a very contained film: five or six locations and six characters … We have people interested in financing subject to casting and we’re playing that game now … I’ll play a supporting role and I will bring the post home.”
Joel Edgerton was in Toronto promoting his new Australian thriller Felony, which he wrote for director Matt Saville (Noise). Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Melissa George (30 Days of Night) and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) will co-star. Felony will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow.
In the near future, Edgerton will also be starring in Barry Levinson’s Black Mass, Ridley Scott’s Exodus and Warner Bros. adaptation of Shantaram. He’s a busy man indeed.
Source: Screen Daily