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While we haven’t had any confirmation from Marvel, earlier this week it was reported that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is in talks to direct the ‘Doctor Strange’ movie. With Disney and Marvel having two mystery projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these “Phase 3″ films will focus on Doctor Strange. Of course, the two dates could be for a sequel for an ongoing property – or even a solo movie for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, the likes of Doctor Strange, The Inhumans and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Annapurna Pictures send word that they’re re-teaming with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow on a film based on the non-fiction book ‘The True American’ by New York Times journalist Anand Giridharadas. Tom Hardy is set to star while Bigelow will direct and produce the film through her production shingle, First Light. Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, who previously worked with Bigelow as a producer on ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ will produce.
The synopsis given for ‘The True American’ is as follows: ‘The True American’ meticulously reconstructs two lives that collided in horrific fashion. In the charged, angry days after 9/11, self-styled “American Terrorist” Mark Stroman murdered two immigrants in Texas, while a third man survived being shot in the head during Stroman’s spree: Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force veteran, was working at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America.
National Theatre To Distribute A Movie Adaptation Of ‘London Road’ – Starring Tom Hardy & Olivia Colman
The National Theatre has acquired rights to Rufus Norris’ controversial (and brilliant) musical ‘London Road,’ the feature adaptation of its own stage play also directed by Norris. This marks the first time the theatre has picked up rights to a feature film. ‘London Road’ was also the first invested in at production level by The National Theatre. The film adaptation stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy alongside the entire cast of the critically acclaimed production, with a script written by Alecky Blythe.
The National Theatre said the film version of ‘London Road’ will be released in 2015, as the BBC-backed movie wrapped filming last week. Based on real-life events from 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women, ‘London Road’ depicts a community dealing with being at the center of tragedy. The musical played from July 28th – September 6th, 2012.
The BBC send word that Tom Hardy has partnered up with executive producer Ridley Scott for ‘Taboo,’ an eight-part miniseries created by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Locke, Eastern Promises). Hardy and Knight previously worked together on ‘Locke’ and are planning to collaborate for the second series of the BBC drama ‘Peaky Blinders.’ Scott’s Scott Free London and Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing ‘Taboo’ for BBC One and Sonar Entertainment, which is distributing the series in territories outside the U.K.
Set in 1813, ‘Taboo’ follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire, and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
Lionsgate has released the following UK TV spot for the Tom Hardy-starring dramatic thriller ‘Locke.’ Steven Knight (‘Eastern Promises,’ ‘Redemption’) directs the gripping 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 official synopsis can be read below. ‘Locke’ hits the big screen on April 18th in the UK and April 25th in the US.
Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.
First Trailer For ‘The Drop’ – Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini…
Apple has set loose this first trailer for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is 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.’