Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, will release on Blu-ray Daniel Espinosa’s period thriller Child 44 (2015), starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel, and Joel Kinnaman. The release will be available for purchase on August 4.
Based on the first novel of the international best-selling trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and produced by the acclaimed Ridley Scott, the nail-biting thriller is written for the screen by Richard Price.
After a friend’s son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Hardy) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth. When Leo dares to raise questions, he is demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Rapace). There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his new boss (Oldman) that a deranged serial killer is on the loose-and must be stopped before he strikes again in this electrifying thriller.
Reflections of History” featurette
Tom Hardy is not a movie star.
This is not a judgment. Right now, at least, it is simply an observation, a statement of fact.
Tom Hardy is an English actor, London-born, thirty-six years old. He has been the star of—the lead and titular character in—two movies made in England, Bronson and the upcoming Locke. He has costarred in three American movies, Warrior, This Means War, and Lawless, alongside actors like Joel Edgerton, Chris Pine, and Shia LaBeouf. He also has been directed by Christopher Nolan in two movies of global prominence, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. In Inception, he is a member of Leonardo DiCaprio’s supporting cast, part of an ensemble, billed beneath Joseph Gordon-Levitt and called upon to lend the proceedings a kind of amoral integrity. In The Dark Knight Rises, he plays Bane, the supervillain set in opposition to Christian Bale’s Batman, with a shaved head, thirty pounds of added muscle, a mask of rubber and steel fitted over his nose and mouth, and an accent—a voice—intense in its artificiality, its almost Elizabethan resonance, and its menace.
After star turns driving the motorway in Locke and a post-apocalyptic wasteland in Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy gets behind the wheel for a very different kind of film with London Road.
Based on the National Theatre production from Rufus Norris, the musical takes inspiration from the real-life Ipswich serial murders and subsequent trial of killer Steve Wright in 2008.
In the clip above, revealed exclusively by Digital Spy, Hardy adds to his already-impressive repertoire of accents by playing a crooning cockney cab driver. Watch the video above to sample Hardy’s singing voice.
London Road, which opens in the UK on June 12, also stars Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson and the original cast from the critically-acclaimed show.
Universal Studios will handle US Distribution for the criminal biopic Legend, from Studiocanal, Working Title Films and Cross Creek Pictures. The film will see a multi-platform release in the US beginning Friday, October 2 2015. Starring Tom Hardy in a dual role as notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Legend depicts the rise and fall of the real-life twin brothers who terrorized and captivated London during the 1960s. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton costar. Written and directed by L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, Legend is produced by Working Title Film’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, with Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver, Chris Clark and Quentin Curtis.