VICE announced today the launch of a new program called VICE Shorts, and as part of the kick-off, they’ve released director Nash Edgerton’s (brother of Joel) deliciously twisted short film Bear online in full. The 10-minute feature is a love story, but not exactly in any way you’ve seen before. Written by Edgerton and David Michod, the film stars Edgerton and Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) as the central couple. It’s definitely worth a watch and should kick your weekend off in strange fashion. Hit the jump to watch Bear.
The growing cast linked to Kathryn Bigelow‘s untitled thriller (formerly Kill Bin Laden) is essentially a list of our favorite character actors of the last few years: Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Edgar Ramirez. EW adds another pair of names in Jennifer Ehle and Nash Edgerton. Ehle has been on the rumored list for some time, but the report places her on the team that tracks down Osama Bin Laden. As you may have guessed, Nash Edgerton is Joel’s brother. He has done stunts for everything from the Star Wars prequels to last year’s Beginners (he and Ewan McGregor are twins from behind), but his role as a Navy SEAL in this project is part of a diverse filmmaking portfolio. Nash has written, directed, and starred in a number of shorts, plus the feature The Square.
Hit the jump for more on the project.
On the heels of multiple successful festival runs for their short films, Australian stuntman-turned-director Nash Edgerton and his brother Joel (who co-wrote and stars in the film) finally ventured into feature filmmaking with The Square, a stylish and twist-filled film noir about an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond (David Roberts) becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla (Claire van der Boom) but Ray’s moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband’s latest crime.
We sat down this week with Nash and Joel at a round table interview for The Square. The brothers talked to us about why they used their 2007 short, The Spider, to introduce their new feature film, how they work together creatively, and why they chose to avoid the stylized staginess of classic film noir. They also discussed their upcoming projects including Joel’s lead role in Universal’s prequel to the horror classic, The Thing, which is currently in production.
We sat down with Nash and Joel Edgerton today at a roundtable interview for their new movie, The Square, a stylish twist-filled film noir which centers on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. While we’ll have the full transcript online soon, with Joel Edgerton starring in the prequel to the John Carpenter classic, The Thing (which is being directed by Matthijs van Heijningen), we got an update on that project as well as what else the brothers are doing. Hit the jump for what they had to say: