Most audiences have gotten to know Joel Edgerton through his work as an actor, thanks to roles in movies like The Thing, Warrior and Animal Kingdom, but he also happens to be a talented writer as well. In 2008, along with Matthew Dabner, Edgerton wrote the Australian thriller The Square. While the movie didn't get much attention at the box office in the United States, it was one of the projects that studios start paying attention to the future star, who is now set to star in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby and Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Osama bin Laden thriller. Edgerton hasn't gotten a script produced since The Square, but new reports are saying that one is now in development.
According to THR, Joel Edgerton has sold a script titled One Night Stand to New Regency. Described as "a drama with comedic elements," the film is about a man and woman who randomly hook up one night and must deal with the aftermath. While he is currently attached to the project as a producer, he is not inked to star. The sale was actually made late last year, but now Regency is excited about the project and will start taking meetings with potential directors in the coming weeks.
This actually sounds like a really great story idea. Obviously there are a lot of story factors missing - like if they will be dealing with the aftermath separately, how they initially met, if they have significant others, etc. - but it's a great nugget of an idea. I look forward to seeing who they land as a director.
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