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Tom Wilkinson cast in Joel Edgerton thriller 'Felon'

6/12/2014 Liza Foreman
Tom Wilkinson cast in Joel Edgerton thriller 'Felon' © AP/ Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson cast in Joel Edgerton thriller 'Felon'

By Liza Foreman

Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson has joined the thriller "Felony," starring opposite the previously cast male lead Joel Edgerton, the producers announced in Toronto on Saturday.

The news was announced by The Solution Entertainment Group and producers Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Edgerton for Blue-Tongue Films in Toronto on Saturday.

Wilkinson will play Detective Carl Summer, the lead police investigator in this story about a police officer who runs down a cyclist on the road one night.

Driving home after a celebration drink with his team after the long waited bust of a major gang, a decorated police officer (Edgerton) runs a young cyclist off the road.  As he gives CPR to the child, fellow officers arrive to take his statement.  In a split second decision he tells them a lie about the accident, which changes all their lives.

The feature film, set to start shooting in late October, will be directed by Matthew Saville from a script by Edgerton.

The Solution Entertainment Group arranged the financing for the film. The company is representing the international rights to the film and is selling the title at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Roadshow Films. CAA is handling U.S. rights.

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