The most interesting bit of trivia that I discovered when talking with Joel Edgerton on February 9, 2010, wasnt anything to do with the film, THE SQUARE, which he co-wrote and in which he co-stars. It was how he was first introduced to the action figure of the character he played in STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES. It wasn’t sent by the marketing department. That’s at the end of the interview. Before then, the conversation included his rules for honoring both sides in the eternal struggle between art and commerce, making a noir both classic and contemporary, and brother Nash as family prankster and die-hard stuntman.
THE SQUARE is a film that Edgerton co-wrote and in which he co-stars as an arsonist who gets in over his head. The tale is one of love, greed, blackmail, missed messages, and Old Testament justice. At the center of the story is Ray, played by David Roberts, who has a good thing going with Carla despite both of them being married to the other people. When Carla discovers a cache of cash that belongs to her husband, the two contemplate running away together and hatch a scheme that involves torching Carla’s house. When things begin to go wrong, Ray proves to be the luckiest unlucky man on the planet, or perhaps the unluckiest lucky guy, depending on your point of view. The film co-stars Claire Van Der Boom, and Anthony Hayes. It was directed by Joel’s brother and frequent collaborator, Nash.
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