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Edgerton to star in Shantaram?

Joel Edgerton is in talks to star in upcoming movie Shantaram.

The Zero Dark Thirty star is negotiating over the lead role in the film, which Johnny Depp was set to play before the project was derailed by the writers' strike in 2008.

Depp is one of the film's producers and Deadline reported that he personally courted Joel to sign up.

Shantaram is an adaptation of a novel by Gregory David Roberts.

It follows an Australian heroin addict who escapes from prison and reinvents himself as a doctor in the slums of India.

Joel, 39, has several movies coming up including Western action drama Jane Got A Gun and Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special.

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