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Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, 34, is in talks to take the leading role in Mikael Hafstrom-spy thriller “Unlocked,” according to a report by Deadline. “Unlocked” centers on a female CIA interrogator who becomes involved in a plot to launch a biological attack in London after being deceived into allowing a terrorist to provide important information to the wrong side. The script was written by Peter O’Brien and was among the top unproduced screenplays in the 2008 Black List. It went on to be picked up by Warner Bros. in 2010,Read More
In some of the least surprising casting news this year, Londoner Tom Hardy looks set to play both notorious London gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray in crime thriller “Legend,” according to Screen Daily. “The Dark Knight Rises” star is currently in negotiations to headline the film as the infamous, identical twins, who carved a bloody path through London in the ’50s and ’60s with their gang The Firm. “Legend” is being written and directed by Brian Helgeland, whose previous credits include stand-out crime adaptation “L.A. Confidential” and “Mystic River,” whichRead More
Whoa. Tom Hardy, just about the most in demand actor in show business, will make way in his schedule to appear on season 2 of the BBC’s historical gangster drama “Peaky Blinders,” according to The Playlist. Cillian Murphy leads the show, which makes this a reunion for the duo who have also appeared in “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Inception” together. Murphy plays Tommy, the leader of the gang known as the Peaky Blinders in the true life historical tale set at the end of World War I. They’re soRead More
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Tom Hardy is in early talks to replace Joel Edgerton as Johnny Depp‘s co-star in Scott Cooper‘s true-life drama “Black Mass,” according to a report by Deadline. “Black Mass” is set to chronicle the rise and eventual fall of James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp), a South Boston mob boss and ex-Alcatraz prisoner whose infamous crimes date all the way back to the 1950s. Hardy is looking to play John Connolly, Whitey’s childhood friend who went on to become an FBI agent and whose life would forever be connected to Whitey’s crimes.Read More
The hunky Brit Tom Hardy has officially signed on to play Sir Elton John in biopic “Rocketman.” According to The Wrap, it’s been quite the search to find their leading man to play the iconic pianist, but Hardy was the clear fit. The film is described as a “larger-than-life movie musical spectacle” which follows John’s journey from young piano prodigy to the iconic pianist of his era. The film will feature some of the musician’s hits re-recorded to fit the emotional points of the film. Michael Gracey is set toRead More
Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike is set to make his English-language debut, and he has landed Tom Hardy to star in “The Outsider”, a post-War War II drama, according to Deadline. Andrew Baldwin wrote the script about an American GI who becomes integrated into the Japanese yakuza, or criminal underground. Filming is set to begin in Japan in early 2014. Up next for the ever-busy “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises” breakout star is two back to back films with Noomi Rapace, with the duo recently wrapping crime drama “AnimalRead More
European turned Hollywood movie stars Matthias Schoenaerts and Noomi Rapace have been set to star in thriller “Alive Alone”, which is being packaged to sell at Cannes this week, reports Deadline. Khurram Longi will make his directing debut on the film which focuses on the relationship between Schoenaerts’ ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee and Rapace as a young woman on the run from a crime boss. The “Animal Rescue” co-stars are taking over roles that back in 2009 had been earmarked for Samantha Morton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Longi also wrote the script,Read More
Fast rising star Joel Kinnaman is in talks to star alongside recent break out stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in “Child 44“, a soviet-era drama adaptation. The film, set in the 1950s, is to be directed by Daniel Espinosa – meaning it will be the third collaboration between Kinnaman and Espinosa, who worked together on “Snabba Cash” and most recently the “Robocop” reboot. In the film, adapted for the screen by Richard Price, Hardy is a Soviet agent, who whilst investigating a series of murders soon becomes a targetRead More
Busy British actor Tom Hardy has added one more project to his plate. Deadline reports Hardy will develop and star in “Samarkand”, a contemporary soldier’s tale which deals with the topic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Brothers Greg and Olly Williams wrote the script after developing the story with Hardy and Solar Pictures’ Bobby Paunescu and Greg Williams, a famous celebrity photographer known for his portraits of Daniel Craig’s Bond among others, will make his directorial debut on the project. Hardy will play an SAS soldier who returns home fromRead More

Posted On February 7, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Casting

Tom Hardy to star in real time drama “Locke”

We’re only five weeks into 2013 and Tom Hardy has already signed on for his second project of the year. The British actor has signed on to star in “Locke“, which will be set over 90 minutes and filmed in real time. Directed by Steven Knight, who also wrote the screenplay, The Hollywood Reporter reports that production will begin later this month in London. “Locke” follows the story of Ivan Locke, a family man with the perfect job which is about to peak. Then Locke takes a call which willRead More