Joel Edgerton will possibly play Ramses in Ridley Scott’s new film Exodus. The Zero Dark Thirty star is in talks to play the Egyptian ruler opposite Christian Bale’s Moses in the Ridley Scott directed, 20th Century Fox film.
Exodus is scheduled to begin in September. Rumored filming location is London. Christian Bale is on board to portray Moses. Edgerton cemented his acting ability after a series of high-profile roles in films such as Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby.
Steve Zaillian came aboard to write the project earlier this year. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage together penned a previous draft. Peter Chernin, who bought the project as a pitch, is producing alongside Ridley Scott. Both Chernin and Scott are based at Fox, as is Zaillian and Garrett Basch’s Film Rites.
Ridley Scott’s film has a tentative release for December 12, 2014.
Scott most recently directed Prometheus. Bale is most well known for The Dark Knight trilogy and is slated for upcoming titles American Hustle and Knight of Cups.
Edgerton, whose credits include the critically acclaimed crime drama Animal Kingdom, broke out in Gavin O’Connor‘s 2011 MMA drama Warrior. He recently stepped into O’Connor’s Jane Got a Gun opposite Natalie Portman. The Aussie actor also is onboard to star opposite Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols‘ sci-fi film Midnight Special at Warner Bros.
Edgerton is repped by CAA, Shanahan Management and attorney Robert Wallerstein.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter