INTERVIEW: Joel Edgerton talks about filming Life and more – “It was a blast”

Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson filming Life in March 2014 with director Anton Corbijn
Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson filming Life in March 2014 with director Anton Corbijn

Joel Edgerton sat down to talk about his current film, Felony, with Nuke The Fridge. During the interview, he mentioned playing John Morris in Life.

Nuke: I wasn’t familiar with the story of Life with James Dean and Life Magazine. What do you play in that?

Joel Edgerton: I play John Morris, who’s the head of the Magnum Photographic Company, Dennis Stock’s boss so to speak, or agent and manager who sends him on this excursion or who dons his whimsy to go and photograph James Dean. It was an interesting project. Luke Davies wrote it. Rober Pattinson who I got to know through The Rover was in it. It was a situation where it was never going to be something I was involved in but for certain circumstances. They lost an actor, I love these people, I love everything they’re about, the story and script was really fascinating. So I left working on Jeff Nichols’s movie in New Orleans and just scooted across to Toronto literally for three days and shot five, six scenes. It was a blast.

Click HERE to read more of his interview including some talk about The Rover, a film he co-wrote with David Michôd and costars Robert Pattinson.