Joel Edgerton is in negotiations for a role in an upcoming untitled sci-fi project from indie film maker Jeff Nichols. Michael Shannon is already attached to star.

Plot detail are being held under wraps, but the project is being described as a modern day sci-fi chase film. Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones wrote the script and will also be producing.

Jeff Nichols made his directorial debut with the crime drama Shotgun Stories and helmed Mud starring Matthew McConaughey.

Joel Edgerton most recently starred as Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's drama The Great Gatsby. Production is scheduled to begin early next year.