Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brothers in Arms

Kathryn Bigelow sure does like to populate her middle east war movies with good looking blokes, doesn't she? As if Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty in The Hurt Locker wasn't enough, she's gone and sent both Edgerton brothers, Joel and Nash, out to go hunting for Osama Bin Laden. Naturally. Nash is the latest addition to the cast that already includes Mark Strong, Edgar Ramirez and Kyle "Coach Taylor" Chandler. Who knew the team of US soldiers that captured the world's most wanted man was so gosh darn good lookin'!

Joel Edgerton is a name you're surely well aware of - certainly if you're a reader of Stale Popcorn you are since he routinely makes local Australian films in between larger American fare like this and Warrior - but Nash, maybe less so. In the pantheon of double and triple threats for filmmaking, he ranks a solid 'off the chart!' Not only is he an actor, he is a stuntman/director/writer/producer and editor. George Clooney eat your heart out! Er, well, maybe we won't go that far just yet. Still, The Square was a really expertly done and tightly-wound thriller, and Bear played at last year's Cannes film festival, plus his stunt work has featured in so many big name titles that it's hard to keep track. He's his brother's stunt double in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming The Great Gatsby, which is kinda nice. It will be great to see the two of them on screen together in Bigelow's film, won't it? If little else, we at least know there are some great genes running through the Edgerton clan!

Yeah, that family isn't exactly wanting for some scruffy handsomeness, is it?

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