Joel Edgerton’s name has long been linked to the untitled Osama Bin Laden pic from Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, and now the Warrior thesp has officially signed on to star.
Reports had Edgerton in the project as early as May, but insiders said at the time that he was merely the unofficial top choice, as the script was unfinished. By the time a script was done and casting began in October, it looked like Edgerton’s schedule would clash with shooting; he’d been mulling an offer to star in the 300 prequel. But Edgerton passed on the Warner Bros.’ project, freeing him up to join the Bin Laden pic cast that already includes Jason Clarke.
Sony is distributing with Bigelow attached to direct from Boal’s script. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures will finance.
For the complete article click here: Joel Edgerton