Joel Edgerton and Matthew Saville set for new thriller

joel edgertonFollowing the success of The Sapphires at Cannes, production company Goalpost Pictures has secured  a new film written by a prominent Australian actor/writer and directed by an award-winning Australian director.

Felony is written by, and set to star Joel Edgerton. The film will be directed by Matthew Saville.

Executive producing the film will be Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group who will handle international rights to the film at the Cannes Film Market.

Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures said: “Felony is a distinctive project with exceptional creative talent attached, with Joel Edgerton as both actor and writer and Matthew Saville directing. We are thrilled to be working with The Solution on this exciting film.”

A thriller, Felony sees a decorated police officer, played by Edgerton, run a young cyclist off the road in his car after celebratory drinks with his colleagues for busting up a major gang. As he administers CPR, and on-duty police arrive, he changes his story about the accident which will alter all their lives.

Shooting is due to begin in October.

Saville last week won two awards at the Australian Directors Guilds Awards for best direction in a mini-series for Cloudstreet, and best direction in a series for The Slap. He was also the director of Noise, with Brendan Cowell and tele-movie The King.

Edgerton also co-wrote The Square with Matthew Dabner. The film was directed by Edgerton’s brother Nash.

Roadshow Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand.

Creative Artists Agency is handling the US rights and introduced the film to The Solution.

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