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Empire has revealed this first poster for the the Tom Hardy-starring thriller ‘Locke.’ Steven Knight (‘Eastern Promises,’ ‘Redemption’) directed the film from his original screenplay and Joe Wright (director of ‘Atonement,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina’) executive produced. Also starring Tom Holland, Ruth Wilson, Alice Lowe, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels and Olivia Colman, the film is shot in real time over 90 minutes. The official synopsis can be read below. ‘Locke’ hits screens on April 18th, and the trailer is due this coming Monday.
Ivan Locke has given much to do to create a satisfying life. Tonight that the life will collapse on him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan received a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that highlight apart his family, his work and his soul. Directed by Locke is rare and unique movie experience that literally puts the audience in the passenger seat to look at the life of the driver that unfolds.
Johnny Depp Confirmed To Play Whitey Bulger In Scott Cooper’s ‘Black Mass’; Tom Hardy In Talks To Join
From Deadline comes word that Johnny Depp has signed on to star in ‘Black Mass,’ the drama Scott Cooper will direct about the Boston crime kingpin-turned-fugitive Whitey Bulger. Additionally, Tom Hardy is said to be in early talks to play John Connolly, the FBI agent and childhood pal of Bulger, who is in prison for tipping Bulger that he was about to be indicted. That led Bulger to go from ruthless Boston crime kingpin to the top of the FBI’s most wanted list.
Johnny Depp was originally expected to play Bulger when Barry Levinson was attached to direct, but the deal fell through. Along with last months news that Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) was negotiating to rewrite and direct ‘Black Mass,’ it was reported that talks had rekindled with Depp. The script for ‘Black Mass’ is by Mark Mallouk, who adapted the 2001 Dick Lehr/Gerald O’Neill New York Times bestseller ‘Black Mass: The True Story Of An Unholy Alliance Between The FBI And The Irish Mob.’ Production will begin in May.
Well, this is disappointing. Twitch are reporting that, with pre-production already under way, Tom Hardy has backed out of ‘The Outsider.’ While the search is apparently on for a replacement, pre-production has been put on hold and with director Takashi Miike committed to multiple projects in 2014, they are also told that Hardy’s departure will push the film outside of Miike’s window of availability – meaning the film is also in the market for a new director.
‘The Outsider’ would have marked the English-language debut of Takashi Miike. The acclaimed director has helmed more than 60 Japanese-language films, including ‘Ichi the Killer,’ ’13 Assassins’ (one of my favorite films) and ‘Audition.’ Tom Hardy next stars in ‘Locke’ and the franchise reboot ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ He also stars in the Dennis Lehane-scripted and Michael R. Roskam-directed ‘The Drop’ opposite Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Gandolfini, and in the Daniel Espinosa-directed ‘Child 44.’
Michael R. Roskam’s ‘The Drop’ (Animal Rescue) Set For September – Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini…
Fox Searchlight has announced that Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) ‘The Drop’ has been set for a September 19th release date. The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’ Expect more details about ‘The Drop’ shortly.
These first two stills have arrived online from Summit Entertainment’s Soviet thriller ‘Child 44.‘ Featuring a stellar cast of Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel and Fares Fares, the film is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House).
An adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith bestseller, ‘Child 44′ focuses on a member of the Soviet military police (Tom Hardy) who investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. His biggest impediment is a government that refuses to acknowledge a serial killer is in their midst. Expect to see ‘Child 44′ on the big screen sometime in 2014. The synopsis for the novel is as follows. Source: The Playlist.
Speaking recently to The Sydney Morning Herald (via The Playlist) director George Miller commented on the long awaited ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ “Our film, luckily after a ridiculous amount of work, is testing extremely well. We’re very happy. There has been a lot of doubt about it, [people saying] ‘it took so long’, but Warners have delayed it until 2015 to go into the top weekend of the year.” The outlet are reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures pushed the film – which began shooting in 2012 – to 2015 so as not to compete against the “World Cup” in 2014. Miller also commented on the rumor that Mel Gibson, the original “Mad Max,” will cameo in the film, saying, “It would have been nice somehow but, no, it’s not true.”
Last week, Warner Bros. Pictures first announced that they’ve set George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ for a 2D and 3D release on May 15th, 2015. While there are currently no other films slated for that specific date, it is two weeks after Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and one week before both Paul Feig’s ‘Susan Cooper’ and Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland.’