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Joel Edgerton-Starring, Johnny Depp-Produced 'Shantaram' Lands A Director

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 10, 2013 12:26 PM
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“Shantaram,” a project that was long considered to have been “dead” was revived early last month when it was announced that Joel Edgerton would be starring with Johnny Depp—who was previously pegged to star in the movie—climbing back on board as a producer. If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, the Warner Bros. project has now found its director.

Joel Edgerton May Star In Johnny Depp's Previously Deep-Sixed Drug Addict Crime Flick 'Shantaram'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 5, 2013 6:59 PM
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Felony Joel Edgerton
While some projects die on the vine and enter the hallowed "what if" halls of legendary projects that never got made, some eventually come creaking back to life. The latest lucky one to defy the odds is "Shantaram," a former Johnny Depp-led project that Warner Bros. is reviving. And while Depp has stepped back in the producers chair for his Inifinitum Nihil production shingle, he has handpicked a new lead: Aussie Joel Edgerton whose stock in Hollywood just keeps rising and rising.

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