Magazine article Screen International

Edgerton to Shoot Debut in California

Magazine article Screen International

Edgerton to Shoot Debut in California

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EXCLUSIVE: Weirdo to be produced by Australia-born, US-based Rebecca Yeldham.

Sydney-based actor/writer Joel Edgerton and Australian-born US-based producer Rebecca Yeldham are planning to make Edgerton's directorial debut Weirdo in California next year.

"It's about a guy who is forced to face the past when it comes back in the form of an old school friend," Edgerton, who also wrote the script, told Screen. "But he continually lies about it (the past) and it haunts him in a bad bad way."

"Weirdo is a very contained film: five or six locations and six characters," he said, explaining why it is an ideal first feature for him as director. "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."

Edgerton was talking on the eve of the Toronto International Film Festival, which tomorrow hosts the world premiere of the new Australian thriller Felony, which he wrote for director Matt Saville. …

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