Joel Edgerton has a tendency to stay away from huge roles in big movies, but he is undoubtedly a potential star in the making. He was fantastic in The Great Gatsby, and now will be playing the lead in the film Felony, which he also wrote and directed.

Edgerton plays a well-regarded detective who nods off at the wheel one night and runs over a kid with his car, putting the boy in a coma. Tom Wilkinson and Jai Courtney co-star as the detectives investigating the accident, and while Wilkinson quickly figures out what’s going on and wants to help the clearly-distraught Edgerton, Courtney threatens to topple the whole enterprise with his rigorous investigation.

The thriller drops in Australia on August 28 after a long festival run, and you can check out the trailer above.

[via Indiewire]