Is a lie defensible if it protects the innocent? Head inside to check that out, ’cause we have the very first clip from Matthew Saville‘s upcoming Felony! Starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson and Jai Courtney, this (pretty intense) thriller revolves around a decorated cop whose attempt to hide his complicity in a traffic accident makes him the target of a dogged investigator. And, as you’re about to see – this video doesn’t look bad at all…
Saville directed the whole thing from a script written by Edgerton, which follows three detectives who become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition.
One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempt to expose it. And now comes that quite logical question: how far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?
Here’s the official synopsis:
Malcolm Toohey has it all: a terrific family and a reputation as an upright cop, a job he loves. One night, after celebrating a successful arrest, he makes a terrible mistake, then, to cover up that mistake, he makes the decision to lie about it — with tragic consequences. Complicit in the affair is senior officer Carl Summer, an assertive watchdog of “the brethren,” whose new partner Jim Melic has the youthful arrogance of knowing very well, he thinks, what is right and what is wrong.
And here’s what it looks like:
Described as a stylish, gripping, compulsively watchable story with an almost unsolvable dilemma at its core, Felony stars Edgerton as Malcolm, Wilkinson as Carl, Courtney as Jim, and the rest of the cast includes Sarah Roberts and Melissa George.
Felony has been selected to be screened in the Special Presentation section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, so I guess we’ll pretty soon have more updates to share.
Let us know what you think about the clip & stay tuned for more!