Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tom Hardy set to star in War Party

Here is a combination of talent that is likely to get you excited. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Tom Hardy (Inception) has signed on to star in a new film from Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly), with Ridley Scott (The Martian) producing. The trio are working on a new Navy SEAL movie called War Party.

Exactly what this one will be about remains a closely guarded secret for now, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be based on true events and features a SEAL mission, since part of the deal for the movie includes life rights to some actual military types.

This marks the latest collaboration between Hardy and Scott after TV series Taboo, which recently won a second series.

Netflix snapped up the rights to make the movie, seeing off the likes of Amazon, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate in a bidding war that demonstrates how the streaming services are becoming bigger players in Hollywood. Dominik, who last made Killing Them Softly (2012) and Nick Cave documentary One More Time With Feeling (2016) will co-write the new film with Harrison Query.

Hardy will be back on cinema screens this July in Christopher Nolan's (Inception) Dunkirk.

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