Joel Edgerton will star in the thriller Felony, which The Solution Entertainment Group is touting to international buyers here. Roadshow Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand and CAA represents US rights.

Matthew Saville will direct the story of a police officer who knocks a young cyclist off his bike and lies about the incident when his colleagues arrive to take a statement. Production is set to kick off in late October.

The Solution Entertainment Group has arranged financing on Felony and principals Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel will serve as executive producers. Goalpost Pictures Australia’s Rosemary Blight will produce with Edgerton. 

Felony is a distinctive project with exceptional creative talent attached, with Joel Edgerton as both actor and writer and Matthew Saville directing,” Blight said. “We are thrilled to be working with The Solution on this exciting film.”

“Rising star Joel Edgerton is an extraordinarily gifted actor who brings such depth to all of his performances and we can’t wait to be able to bring that magic to the big screen,” Wilson said. “The heart-pounding story along with the terrific cast will certainly draw attention to this film in Cannes,” she continued.