Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) will costar with Jennifer Garner in Pete Hedges’ fantasy fable The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Per THR, “the story centers on a childless couple, unable to conceive, who bury all their wishes for a baby in a box in their backyard. One day, they wake up to find that a child is born, but the child is not all that it appears.” Really? The Backyard Box Baby isn’t “all that it appears?” Go figure. Hedges wrote the script based on a story by Ahmet Zappa.
Edgerton will be seen in theaters next April in the horror remake/prequel The Thing with Mary Elizabeth Winstead (click here to read Steve’s on set interview with Edgerton). He’ll also be appearing alongside Tom Hardy in Gavin O’Connor’s boxing drama Warrior, which is about two brothers (Edgerton and Hardy) forced to fight each in a mixed martial arts tournament.