Joel Edgerton Cast In THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN
Joel Edgerton has been cast opposite Jennifer Garner in THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN. Edgerton has reportedly beat out Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix who were also in the running for the role.
Earlier this year, Edgerton could be seen in the Australian film Animal Kingdom, and has finished up filming the remake of The Thing with Mary Elizabeth Winstead. His most recent wrap is Warrior, which will be released in 2011.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a fable fantasy that is based on a story by Ahmet Zappa, and will be directed by Pete Hedges, who has also penned the film’s script. The story focuses on a childless couple, who cannot conceive a baby. They bury all of their wishes for a baby in a box, and one day wake up to find that a child has been born – but the baby isn’t everything that it appears to be.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is looking to being filming next year, with Zappa and Scott Sanders producing. The expected budget is in the $40 million range. Pete Hedges will also direct the project.