Joel Edgerton to Make Directorial Debut with 'Weirdo' Indie Project

September 9, 2013
Source: Screen Daily

Joel Edgerton

Actor Joel Edgerton has had a hand in some action behind the camera as producer of his brother Nash Edgerton's film The Square, not to mention some other films from his Blue-Tongue Films cohorts David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), Kieran Darcy-Smith, Luke Doolan, Spencer Susser and Mirrah Foulkes. But now the star of Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby and Warrior will sit in the director's chair for the first time with a project called Weirdo that he also wrote. Edgerton will also take a supporting role in the film which the actor discussed with ScreenDaily at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. More below!

Edgerton says, "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 bad way.” It's a smaller film, which is why Edgerton decided to make it his first film, "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.” He shouldn't have any problem rounding up talent for this project that we'll hopefully see on the festival circuit.

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