Joel Edgerton Officially Cast in Bin Laden Movie (UPDATED)

ALTUPDATE: Apparently Edgerton isn’t the only actor to be added to the film today: Deadline is reporting that Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez have all joined the Bin Laden movie.

EARLIER: Joel Edgerton has been rumored for some time to star in Kathryn Bigelow‘s long-in-the-works movie about Osama bin Laden. It’s no longer a rumor.

The Aussie Warrior star has officially been cast in an as-yet-unannounced role, joining the recently added Jason Clarke in the movie, about the Navy SEALs’ effort to find and ultimately kill the late bin Laden.

The still-untitled film will hit theaters Dec. 19, 2012, less than a week before the Christmas Day release of The Great Gatsby, in which the in-demand Edgerton will play Tom Buchanan.

Source: Variety