Australian actor Jason Clarke has signed on to lead the new film from screenwriter William Monahan.
Monahan, who won a best adapted screenplay Academy Award for The Departed, will write, produce and direct Mojave, the plot for which is being kept quiet.
Clarke will appear alongside The Bourne Legacy and Drive actor Oscar Isaac.
Clarke will appear in the forthcoming Kathryn Bigelow film Zero Dark Thirty alongside fellow Australian-taking-Hollywood Joel Edgerton. Both shared the screen on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Clarke appeared this year in cinemas in the small Australian film Swerve and John Hillcoat’s Lawless.
The film will be produced by Monahan’s Henceforth Pictures and Atlas Independent’s William Green. Atlas’s Andy Horwitz and Justine Suzanne Jones of Henceforth with executive produce.
The film is due to start shooting early 2013.
Clarke is represented by CAA and Robert Stein Management.