That quote might give those protesting the movie little comfort, but there's not much that Edgerton can say, really. Taking a stand on this issue means second-guessing the multi-million dollar machine that just employed him, at a time when he cannot afford to do that with his career.
And Scott could very well be casting his lot with the God Squad in order to score another hit. Once he finishes work on Exodus he'll be headed to the red planet with Matt Damon on The Martian. That film already has an early 2016 release date, which means they'll take their time putting it together, most likely.
The new trailer paints Exodus as a wide-sweeping epic with some really kick-ass visual effects at play - but at its heart it appears to be a much more intimate story. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Rhamses, respectively, two men who grew up as brothers but were divided as adults by their personal heritage.
Behold, our first poster for Exodus: Gods And Kings, the new Ridley Scott film. That's Christian Bale as the Moses with the mostest, and that's a head-shaven Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, looking pretty Yul Brynner-ish.
Based on a script by Tower Heist's Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, as well as Moneyball's Steve Zaillian, Exodus: Gods And Kings is an adaptation of the biblical story of how the Jewish people were kept enslaved by the Pharaoh of Egypt until Moses was able to lead them to freedom.
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When you mention that Scott will direct a movie about Moses, you start to wonder how much of the manís life will make it on screen. Will we see the baby in the basket? Will there be a burning bush?
Ridley Scott appears to be pulling out all the stops when it comes to casting his upcoming film Exodus. While the film already has Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton attached to play Moses and the evil Egyptian pharaoh Rameses, today it's been revealed that the movie will actually be an incredibly impressive ensemble.
Back in March we learned that Ridley Scott wanted Christian Bale to play Moses in the upcoming biblical epic Exodus, and today we learn that not only has the Prometheus director gotten his way, he's also apparently found an actor to the play the film's central antagonist. Joel Edgerton, last seen playing the awful, racist Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, is now in talks to join the project as Rameses, the Egyptian pharaoh who kept the Jewish slaves in bondage.
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Scott is looking to make this his next project after the star-studded The Counselor, which comes to theaters this fall, and he and the studio seem especially eager now that Steve Zaillian, the writer behind American Gangster and Moneyball, has come on board for a rewrite. Talks with Bale are early, according to Variety, but given that he's just about to jump into David O. Russell's political corruption movie, he would have to wait a while before filming on Exodus could begin