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Watch: Nash Edgerton-Directed Video For Bob Dylan's "Duquesne Whistle" With Cameo From Joel Edgerton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 11:38 AM
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Nash Edgerton is a man of many hats. A stuntman and coordinator of some reknown who has worked on everything from "The Matrix" trilogy to "The Thin Red Line" to "Moulin Rouge!", he's also a filmmaker, likely best known for the thriller "The Square" but also earned strong notices for his recent short, "Bear." But it appears he has a friend in Bob Dylan as well. Little did we know, but he's directed two videos for the legend already, "Must Be Santa Claus" and "Beyond Here Lies Nothin,' " and now a third has arrived.

Watch: Heavily Stylized First Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' With Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 7:41 PM
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When it was announced that Baz Luhrmann would be directing a film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," anyone who knew the Australian director's work sort of knew what to expect. They might not have guessed that he'd make the whole thing in 3D (which he has), but they knew you'd get something lavish, operatic and heavily styilized, with party scenes that finally lived up to some of Fitzgerald's descriptions.

Joel Edgerton To Write And Star In Thriller 'Felony'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 4:05 PM
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He's firmly on his way to the A-list after the critically acclaimed "Warrior," not to mention his upcoming starring roles in "The Great Gatsby" and Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden movie, but Australian actor Joel Edgerton's ambitions don't stop at simply appearing on screen. With his brother Nash and several other filmmakers from back home, he set up collective Blue Tongue Films, who've been behind films like "Animal Kingdom," and he has been active as a writer and even director, penning "The Square" with Nash back in 2008, and making his directorial debut with the short "Monkeys" last year.

Joel & Nash Edgerton Expanding 'Lucky' To A Feature Film; 'Sleeping Beauty' Helmer Julia Leigh To Adapt Her Own Novel 'Disquiet'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 15, 2012 9:43 AM
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It never hurts to gain a little financial boost for your film, and in this case, the generous folks at Screen Australia have announced that they've lent a hand to two notable projects catching our eye: a re-teaming of Nash and Joel Edgerton for a feature that has the duo writing and Nash directing, as well as a return from "Sleeping Beauty" helmer Julia Leigh who is once again adapting one of her own books for the big screen. 

Watch: Jennifer Garner & Joel Edgerton Grow A Magic Child In The Trailer For 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 10:40 AM
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Ok seriously, just look at that image above. Does "The Odd Life Of Timothy Green" not seem like the most punchable movie of 2012? Well, if you need more convincing here's the brand new trailer for the movie, and warning: if you're a diabetic, this may send your blood/sugar levels through the roof.

'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michod Will Get Into 'The Rover' For His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 6:12 PM
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There is no doubt that after making a huge statement with "Animal Kingdom," that Hollywood would be interested in Australian director David Michod. He was wishlisted for the Irish-American cop drama "Once Were Cops" and there was likely more than one project studo execs wanted to send his way. However, for this followup to the acclaimed crime family drama, Michod is staying in his native home, and working with a longtime collaborator instead.

Jessica Chastain & Joel Edgerton To Star In 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His' & 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 4:30 PM
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It looks like the hunt for Osama Bin Laden won't be the only place where Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton will hang together. The two rising actors will be reteaming for another project, one that as you might guess from the titles, has a rather ambitious concept.

Sundance: Joel Edgerton & Teresa Palmer Talk 'Wish You Were Here' & VOD Vs. Theatrical Release

  • By John Lichman
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  • January 23, 2012 11:56 AM
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Call it a resurgence of Australian cinema, but it seems the even-year Sundance Film Festivals are the place to catch the movies that find their way across the pond and to the audiences that desire dark, interesting thrillers that masquerade as family dramas. “Animal Kingdom” introduced a wide audience to Joel Edgerton who played as ruthless family man Baz. It's a fitting return for Edgerton to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with “Wish You Were Here,” an examination of how three people deal with the loss of their friend after a week of partying in Southeast Cambodia. Of course, it wouldn't be a modern Australian thriller if there weren't hidden intentions, distorted memory and deconstruction of the nuclear family. Produced under the Aussie film collective, Blue Tongue Films (which counts among its members Joel's brother Nash and co-writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith), the film opened the festival last Thursday and The Playlist caught up with Edgerton and co-star Teresa Palmer about their character choices, future projects and the distribution model they'd prefer for their film.

Joel Edgerton Says 'One Night Stand' A Tribute To John Hughes; Has 'Rashomon'-Style Crime Pic He Hopes To Make In Australia

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2012 6:33 PM
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If 2011 saw Joel Edgerton getting his feet wet in Hollywood with roles in "Warrior" and "The Thing," 2012 will see the Aussie actor fully diving into those waters. He'll feature prominently in two films slated to be major awards season players, Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" and Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Osama Bin Laden/Seal Team 6 pic. And not only that, he's giving family films a try, starring opposite Jennifer Garner in Disney's "The Odd Life Of Timothy Green." But Edgerton isn't content to wait for opportunities to fall into his lap, and just before he headed to Sundance to premiere his latest Aussie effort "Wish You Were Here," he sold a script to New Regency titled "One Night Stand."

Joel Edgerton Sells Dramedy Script 'One Night Stand' To New Regency

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2012 11:17 AM
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There are a couple ways to start calling your own shots in Hollywood. One is to start your own producing shingle, and any big name actor you can think of (Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg) has an outlet where they can develop projects. Well, for Joel Edgerton, he's already got Blue Tongue Films, the Aussie collective of filmmakers, where he can cook up material and collaborate, but in order to open some more doors in Hollywood, he's taking a different approach.

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