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Joel Edgerton Finds Weirdo
He's planning his directorial debut

09 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Daily

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Outside a busy acting career, Joel Edgerton has long been established as a writer, contributing scripts to the likes of The Square, Felony and The Rover. Now he’s ready to add director to his CV, gearing up to make Weirdo in the US next year.

“It’s about a guy who is forced to face the past when it comes back in the form of an old school friend,” Edgerton tells Screen Daily. “But he continually lies about it and it haunts him in a bad, bad way.”

He’s written the script already, and explains that he’s trying to make it as easy as possible for him to shoot. “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.”

Felony, which Edgerton also appears in, is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, and he helped director David Michod craft The Rover, which features Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. Acting-wise, Edgerton will also be in Jane Got A Gun and Ridley Scott’s Exodus. Oh, and he’s attached to take the lead in Shantaram when he has a moment free in his schedule.

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