Joel Edgerton wants to prove he’s as good a writer as he is an actor, as he’s written a thriller called Felony, which he’s also set to star in, with Matthew Saville directing. And just so he can fill out his resume a bit more, Edgerton will also produce, according to THR.
Driving home after a celebration drink with his team after the long waited bust of a major gang, a decorated police officer (Edgerton) runs a young cyclist off the road. As he gives CPR to the child, fellow officers arrive to take his statement. In a split second decision he tells them a lie about the accident, a decision that ends up changing all their lives.
The film starts shooting in late October and will be looking or distributors at Cannes over the next few days.