Tom Wilkinson has been set to star in Felony, joining Joel Edgerton in the thriller from The Solution Entertainment Group. Noise helmer Matthew Saville will direct Edgerton’s script. Solution partners Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are funding and will be exec producers. Rosemary Blight and Edgerton are producing. Project is being shopped by CAA here at Toronto.
Driving home after a celebration drink with his team after cracking a major gang, a decorated cop (Edgerton) runs a cyclist off the road and lies about it. Wilkinson, who just got set for Belle, will play the lead investigator who arrives on the scene and investigates the accident. “Tom Wilkinson is one of the most versatile actors around who inhabits every character he plays with an incredible energy and credibility,” said Wilson.
Wilkinson is coming off The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He’s repped by Principal Entertainment and Lou Colson.