Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney Start Shooting FELONY In Sydney
Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson and Melissa George have begun filming Felony in Sydney, a crime and corruption thriller set inside the Australian police force - which was also written by Edgerton.
Matthew Saville directs the feature which makes this the second cop thriller in his oeuvre, after 2007's brilliant Noise.
Felony is about a decorated Australian cop (Edgerton) who runs a cyclist off the road after drinking with his buddies to celebrate a major gang bust. His split-second decision to lie about the incident changes everyone's lives forever. Tom Wilkinson plays the lead investigator who arrives first on the scene and Courtney will play a fresh-faced police detective who suspects Edgerton's character is lying and gradually builds a criminal case against him.
Felony will be distributed by Roadshow Films in Australia and released in 2013. Although Roadshow traditionally distributes Warner Bros films in Australia, there's no sign yet that WB will handle Felony internationally. International distribution deals are expected to be announced shortly.