Joel Edgerton plays a bit of a twisted individual in The Gift, the upcoming thriller that marks Edgerton’s directorial debut.
The Gift, also penned by Edgerton, tells the story of Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), a married couple whose lives are turned upside down when they meet a man (Edgerton) from Simon’s high school. It seems Simon hasn’t been completely honest about his past, and this man will ensure past sins are answered for.
Edgerton’s been inching his way to directing for a while now, and we’re excited to see what he’s capable of as a director, writer, producer and actor here. Bateman and Hall are decent gets too, so hopefully it all adds up to a suspenseful and intriguing piece.
The Gift hits the U.S. on July 31.
Official synopsis for The Gift:
Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged….chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you.
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?