Veteran filmmaker Paul Schrader’s next “The Master Gardener” has tapped Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver for lead roles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film boasts an original screenplay by “First Reformed” helmer Schrader. “When the idea first started, it was one of my male protagonists, but then these two women intervened and it became something more complex and unique,” he said in a statement.
Edgerton stars as Narvel Roth, the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens, who is as devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate as he is to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Haverhill, played by Weaver. When Mrs. Haverhill demands that Roth take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya as a new apprentice, chaos enters his spartan existence, unlocking dark secrets from a buried violent past that threaten them all.