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Joel Edgerton Joins ‘Krisha’ Director Trey Edward Shults’ New Thriller, ‘It Comes At Night’

Edgerton will star in the creepy new feature about a "mysterious presence."

Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton has added yet another project to his seemingly endless slate of upcoming features (from the completed “Loving” to new projects like “Bright” and “American Express”), and it’s one that makes it clear just how much the the Aussie actor likes working with up-and-coming indie auteurs (from Jeff Nichols to his own brother Nash, Edgerton has long worked with some of the industry’s most exciting rising stars).

Next up for Edgerton? A starring role in “Krisha” director Trey Edward Shults’ thriller “It Comes At Night.”

READ MORE: ‘Krisha’: Learn the Secrets of the Film’s Daring and Inventive Cinematography

According to Deadline, “Edgerton will play a father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.” Shades of Nichols, no?

A24 picked up Shults’ gobsmacking “Krisha” out of SXSW in 2015, where the DIY family drama won both the grand jury and the audience award. The indie distributor’s deal not only included “Krisha,” but also an agreement to produce and distribute his next film. “It Comes At Night” is that film, and A24 will both produce the film and distribute it domestically.

READ MORE: A24 Acquires SXSW Winner ‘Krisha,’ Will Distribute and Produce Trey Edward Shults’ Second Feature

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