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Joel Edgerton to Make Directorial Debut on Thriller "Weirdo"

Monday, September 09, 2013 11:55 AM | Anonymous

Actor, writer and soon to be director - Joel Edgerton is taking filmmaking by the horns in his upcoming project, "Weirdo". 

A triple threat, Edgerton also penned the script and intends to play a supporting role in the film.

In an interview with ScreenDaily, the rising star said of the story: "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.”

An experienced writer, Edgerton wrote and starred in the 2008 feature "The Square," which his equally talented brother, Nash Edgerton, directed. 

He also penned the screenplay for "Felony," a thriller in which he stars with Jai Courtney and Melissa George, and the story for "The Rover," starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce - both films are due out this year. 

Edgerton has also written several short films, including 2011's "Monkeys," which he directed. "Weirdo" will his feature film directorial debut. 

According to ScreenDaily, the film will be produced by Australia-born, US-based Rebecca Yeldham and filming is expected to take place in California in 2014.

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