Christian Bale has been attached to Exodus for a while now, but it seems he’s getting his first castmate as THR reports that Joel Edgerton is in talks to join Ridley Scott’s biblical epic.
The Zero Dark Thirty is set to will play Egyptian ruler Ramses. The story follows Moses (Christian Bale) who goes up against Ramses so that he can lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised land. As Moses grew up in the royal Egyptian court, he had a close relationship to Ramses, which went sour when he took up the cause of his people.
Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian, who reworked the original draft by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Filming is scheduled to begin this September, with shooting to take place in Spain, Morocco and England. Expect to hear plenty more cast members joining very soon.