January 31, 2013
Tom Hardy To Star In Daniel Espinosa's CHILD 44, Noomi Rapace Also In Talks
Deadline reports that Tom Hardy (Inception, Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to star in Daniel Espinosa's (Snabba Cash, Safe House) Child 44. A thriller which could be similar to Hardy's role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. A security officer and war hero who believes in the Soviet system and the law. That is until he uncovers the existence of a mass murderer, and he is thwarted by that system he has sworn to serve, because they have no interest in acknowledging that murders are taking place in a country perpetuating the myth of a crime free utopia. THR adds that Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) is being looked at for the female lead. Noomi and Tom recently signed on to star together in another film Animal Rescue. Production is looking to begin in May.
Daniel Espinosa is also attached to direct the WWII era yakuza thriller The Outsider. Setup at Warner Bros. the film focuses on an American former prisoner-of-war who rises in the yakuza in post-World War II Japan. Michael Fassbender is attached to star as the American. Sounds like The Outsider has been delayed because of Fassbender's shooting of X-Men: Days of Future Past.