Joel Edgerton is set to star in the new thriller Felony, also written by Joel Edgerton and to be directed by Matthew Saville, it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group's ("The Solution") founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, and producers Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Joel Edgerton.

The Solution has arranged the financing for the film and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel will executive produce the feature film which starts shooting in late October

The company will handle international rights to the film which Lisa Wilson will introduce to buyers at the Cannes Film Market. Roadshow Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. CAA is handling the US rights and introduced the product to The Solution.

Driving home after a celebration drink with his team after the long waited bust of a major gang, a decorated police officer (Edgerton) runs a young cyclist off the road. As he gives CPR to the child, fellow officers arrive to take his statement. In a split second decision he tells them a lie about the accident, which will change all their lives in this edge of your seat thriller.

Goalpost Pictures Australia producer Rosemary Blight said:

"Felony is a distinctive project with exceptional creative talent attached, with Joel Edgerton as both actor and writer and Matthew Saville directing. 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. The heart-pounding story along with the terrific casting will certainly draw attention to this film in Cannes."