One of Hollywood’s favorite Aussies is adding another project to his already full plate. Joel Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) in Unified Pictures’ forthcoming dark crime thriller STINGRAY.
Edgerton will play a powerful small town racketeer whose brother is accidentally killed by a petty criminal played by Bernthal. As a result, Bernthal’s character must kill one of his own family members in the next two days to pay off his debt
Actor-turned-director Anthony Hayes wrote and will helm the project. Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures will alongside with John Schwarz. The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones, Fantasy 360 and Victory Square Labs’ Shafin Diamond have signed on as executive producers. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales of Stingray, with WME Global representing U.S. rights.
Edgerton is still riding the awards season wave with his performance in Loving — a role he should have he received an Academy Award nod. The role was essentially a continued run of his often noteworthy, yet overlooked performances which include Midnight Special and Warrior. However, his role in Stingray isn’t the first time he has turned to the bad side — something he tends to do very well. In The Gift (a film he also directed, produced, and wrote) he brought the creepiness as bully victim Gordo and in The Great Gatsby, he stepped into the role of the not-so-nice Tom Buchanan.
He can be seen next in the upcoming horror It Comes at Night as well as David Ayer’s Bright starring Will Smith and Edgar Ramirez. He is also set to star opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer