Joel Edgerton Joins Buzzy Cast Of Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’

EXCLUSIVE: The cast just keeps getting better for Ruben Östlund’s next movie The Entertainment System Is Down with word that Joel Edgerton is joining the fray.

The Golden Globe-nominated Loving and Animal Kingdom star joins Keanu Reeves, Kirsten Dunst, Daniel Brühl, Nicholas Braun and Samantha Morton.

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As we revealed on Sunday, A24 struck an eight-figure deal to pre-buy U.S. rights to the latest movie from two-time Palme d’Or winner Östlund. The project is one of the most in-demand art house crossover projects in the Cannes market.

Set on a long-haul flight where the entertainment system fails, the film will see passengers forced to face the horror of being bored. Pic is due to shoot in early 2025. Dunst and Brühl will play a doomed married couple. The other roles are under wraps.

Entertainment System is Östlund’s follow-up to Triangle of Sadness, which won the Palme d’Or in 2022.

As we revealed last week, Östlund and his producer, Erik Hemmendorff, purchased a real-life Boeing 747 for the film. He told the press during a Cannes event that he will mount the production over 70 days on a studio lot. Paris-based Co-Production Office is handling sales.

Östlund said this week he expected to be back at Cannes in 2026 when he will debut The Entertainment System Is Down. The project will mark Östlund’s second English-language film and seventh feature after The Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Involuntary (2008), Play (2011), Force Majeure (2014), his first Palme winner The Square (2017) and Triangle of Sadness (2022).

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