'Warrior' Star Joel Edgerton to Write and Star in Police Story 'Felony'
by Ben Pearson
May 16, 2012
Aussie actor Joel Edgerton has been in front of the camera for awhile now. You may remember him as young Uncle Owen in Attack of the Clones, but his big break came in 2010 with David Michod's Aussie crime flick Animal Kingdom. Since then, he's gone on to lead movies like Warrior and The Thing, and now a press release reveals Edgerton will write and star in a police story called Felony. After a celebration with his fellow officers following the bust of a major gang, Edgerton's character accidentally runs a young biker off the road. As other officers arrive on the scene, he tells them a lie that spins the whole story out of control.
Matthew Saville (Noise) will direct, but this honestly sounds like the perfect kind of material for Joel's brother Nash to adapt. Nash has had a pretty amazing career as a stuntman and an actor in his own right, and he's making a name for himself as a director with short films like 2007's twisted dark comedy Spider (which you can watch here) and it's sequel, the equally disturbing and hilarious Bear. Joel is poised to have an excellent 2012, starring in Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby and Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Bin Laden film, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do on the page and in front of the camera with Felony.