Aussie rising thesp, Jai Courtney
, best known for his role as Varro in Starz drama series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand,’ has joined his fellow countryman Joel Edgerton
in psychological thriller Felony
Most recently, Courtney nabbed the coveted role of NYPD Detective John McClain’s estranged son in the next Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard, so he’ll be no doubt back on the beat for Felony.
is also part of the cast as he committed to play Detective Carl Summer, the lead investigator.
(Noise) is directing the film scribed by multi-hyphenate Edgerton, this month in Sydney.
A Rashomon-style cop drama centers on a celebrated police officer (Edgerton) who follows a drunken night of celebrating a big gang bust with an ill-advised drive home that will change his life forever. After accidentally running a boy on a bicycle off the road, he’s caught administering CPR by fellow officers. Frightened, he lies about his involvement, putting in motion a slick slope of deceit and doubling down.
Felony should hit theaters sometimes in 2013.
Courtney next appears as a bad guy in Paramount’s Jack Reacher opposite Tom Cruise, which arrives on December 26th, 2012.