Joel Edgerton to star in adaptation of Tom Cooper’s Florida Man
We all know the antics of Florida Man, from the time he tossed an alligator through the drive-thru window at Wendy’s to the time he called 911 because his cat was denied entry to the strip club; classic tales. Per Deadline, Joel Edgerton has been tapped to star in and executive produce a limited-series adaptation of Tom Cooper’s “Florida Man” for Anonymous Content.
Taking place in Florida during the 1980s, Florida Man follows Reed Crowe (Edgerton), a “middle-aged beach bum, beleaguered and disenfranchised, living on ill-gotten gains deep in the jungly heart of Florida. When sinkholes start opening on Emerald Island, not only are Reed Crowe’s seedy businesses—a moribund motel and a shabby amusement park—endangered, but so are his secrets. Crowe, amateur spelunker, begins uncovering artifacts that change his understanding of the island’s history, as well as his understanding of his family’s birthright as pioneering homesteaders.” Florida Man will be penned by Quarry co-creator Graham Gordy, who is also slated to executive produce alongside Joel Edgerton. The story is a generation-spanning story about how a man decides to life his life, and how despite staying landlocked and stubbornly in one place, the world nevertheless comes to him.
Joel Edgerton is expected to return for Netflix’s sequel to David Ayer‘s BRIGHT and the actor even teased that there’s a possibility that he may be returning to reprise his role of Owen Lars for the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series in development for Disney+. Edgerton also stars in David Lowery’s THE GREEN KNIGHT, which was slated to have debuted at the South by Southwest film festival earlier this year before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.