Joel Edgerton to Be Rameses to Christian Bale’s Moses?
In some of the wildest casting for the newly returning Biblical epic genre, it appears that Joel Edgerton of Zero Dark Thirty and Warrior is set to square off against Christian Bale of The Dark Knight fame in…the story of Passover! That’s Ridley Scott for you, folks.
Edgerton, who has been cutting a path across the screen lately, including his remarkably underrated turn in this summer’s The Great Gatsby, is in talks with 20th Century Fox to star in Scott’s forthcoming Old Testament blockbuster, Exodus.
The news, breaking from multiple sources including The Hollywood Reporter, pegs Edgerton entering talks just in time, as Exodus is scheduled to begin production this September in Spain, Morocco and England.
Based on a screenplay by Steve Zaillian (Gangs of New York, Moneyball), the project aims to reinvent the ancient tale so memorably—or for some, infamously—adapted by Cecil B. DeMille with Charlton Heston in the 1956’s The Ten Commandments.