Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Joel Edgerton Joins Jennifer Garner In 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green'

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | www.oliverlyttelton.com November 2, 2010 at 1:10AM

Never let it be said that we don't know how to pick 'em. Only a few weeks back, we picked our ten tips for actors to watch in the near future, and one of them was Australian Joel Edgerton, of "Animal Kingdom." We wrote that "Edgerton could find himself eclipsing his country-mate [Sam] Worthington on the A-list." While we're not quite there yet, Edgerton's just put himself well on the way by landing one of the most sought-after male leads in recent memory.
2


Never let it be said that we don't know how to pick 'em. Only a few weeks back, we picked our ten tips for actors to watch in the near future, and one of them was Australian Joel Edgerton, of "Animal Kingdom." We wrote that "Edgerton could find himself eclipsing his country-mate [Sam] Worthington on the A-list." While we're not quite there yet, Edgerton's just put himself well on the way by landing one of the most sought-after male leads in recent memory.

Heat Vision reports that Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jennifer Garner in "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," being written and directed by Peter Hedges ("Pieces of April," "Dan In Real Life"). The plot, based on a story by musician, writer, and son of Frank, Ahmet Zappa, follows a couple unable to conceive (Edgerton and Garner) who "bury their wishes for a baby in a box in their backyard." Some time later, they discover a child there, but "the child is not all that it appears."

Despite sounding like the log-line to an "Orphan"-style horror flick, the film, as you might expect from the presence of Hedges in director's chair, is more of a fable. Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg were previously reported to be in the running for the role, but Edgerton, who'll topline both the prequel to "The Thing" and the MMA drama "Warrior," opposite Tom Hardy, seems to have landed it, and it can only help his ever-rising profile. Filming begins in the new year, so providing it's closer to Hedges' underrated "Pieces of April" than to the sickly "Dan in Real Life," this could be something of a dark horse awards contender.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Actresses, Peter Hedges, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates