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Check Out The New Poster For Tom Hardy Thriller 'Locke'

Locke Poster
So, do you want to spend 90 minutes with Tom Hardy? Then "Locke" should fit the bill. The single setting, real time drama/thriller is nothing more than the actor in a car, talking on a telephone, and yet writer/director Steven Knight has crafted something truly special here, and gets a terrific turn out of his lead actor. Read More »

Tom Hardy Joins Season 2 Of BBC Gangster Drama 'Peaky Blinders'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 10:05 AM
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So much television, so little time. One show I've been meaning to catch up with is BBC's "Peaky Blinders," the gangster drama set in the days after World War I that follows the deeds of the dangerous kingpin Tommy Shelby, played by none other than Cillian Murphy. That's right, Cillian Murphy is leading a TV show and I'm somehow not watching it. Well, it looks like some fresh incentive has arrived for everyone to start catching up.

Whitey Bulger Pic 'Black Mass' Back On With Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 8:43 AM
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At one time set to be directed by Barry Levinson with Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton starring, the Whitey Bulger drama "Black Mass" was shut down and seemed like one of those projects that may be forever troubled. Well, scratch that. Last month, it burbled back to life with Depp circled and "Out Of The Furnace" director Scott Cooper attached to helm, and just a couple of weeks later, the project is moving full steam ahead.

Interview: Writer & Director Steven Knight On 'Locke,' Tom Hardy & Future Projects Including 'Eastern Promises 2'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 3, 2014 3:25 PM
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 Steven Knight On "Locke," Tom Hardy,
One of the chief pleasures of the Göteborg International Film Festival, aside from the charming Swedishness of it all (particularly fond of the helper whose novel take on the “switch off your f*cking phone” message was to implore us not to forget to turn our phones “back on, the second you leave”), is the quality time we get to spend with our interview subjects. One of or most enjoyable meetings this time out was with screenwriter Steven Knight, whose fascinating sophomore directorial outing “Locke,” (our review from Venice is here) played the festival. Here are the fruits of our wide-ranging conversation with the “Eastern Promises,” “Dirty Pretty Things” and “Peaky Blinders” writer (who also—random trivia—devised and originally pitched “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”), including his thoughts on writing for TV vs. film, his crowded upcoming slate and lots about “Locke” ...so we should probably give a little background.

Tom Hardy & Takashi Miike Reportedly Exit Yakuza Flick 'The Outsider'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2014 9:05 AM
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It seems that, try as it might, "The Outsider" is aiming to pair up hotshot directors and actors, but isn't able to make them stick. Back in 2012, Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House," "Easy Money") and Michael Fassbender were lined up for the movie, but when that didn't happen, an even more promising combo of Tom Hardy and Takashi Miike were assembled for the flick. But it seems that too has failed to come together.

A24 Sets 2014 Dates For Scarlett Johannson's 'Under The Skin,' Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Enemy' & Locke' With Tom Hardy

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 3, 2014 11:34 AM
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A24 Release Dates Under The Skin Enemy Locke
While many modern cinephiles are going gaga for adventurous producers like Annapurna Pictures ("Zero Dark Thirty," "The Master," "Her," "American Hustle" to name a few), there's also another game in town that's quietly building up an impressive roster. Barely a year old, indie distribution company A24 has made quite a name for itself in the last year for acquiring domestic rights to auteur-driven indie fare such as Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa," Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," and James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" (some of our favorite films of the past year).

Tom Hardy & Gary Oldman's Haircuts Have A Showdown In First Images From 'Child 44'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2013 5:08 PM
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It's "very much a character drama, also some kind of reverse love story between my character and Tom's character: they've been married for eight years when the movie starts and it's like a cold war between them," Noomi Rapace recently told us about her upcoming "Child 44." And it certainly seems like there is no love lost either between her co-stars Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.

Brie Larson, Emilia Clarke, Margot Robbie Confirmed To Be Testing For 'Terminator 5,' Tom Hardy Wanted For John Connor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2013 8:59 PM
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It looks like there's another place to keep your eye on when it comes to developing news about big movies. The dudes at Schmoes Know have been on a tear this week, with a handful of their scoops getting confirmed by the trades and tonight is no different. Just a couple of days after they first reported it, THR confirms that "Terminator 5" is looking for Sarah Connor, and adds that the hunt is on for John Connor as well.

Tom Hardy Says Additional Filming On 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Not Reshoots But New Material

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 4:05 PM
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You would think that as the potential kickoff to a whole new trilogy of films, there would be more coming out the Warner Bros. camp about the status of "Mad Max: Fury Road." But even though filming started a year ago this month, there has been near silence around the movie with no release date set, teasers posters or official stills except for this sorta blurry, grainy one from last December. But with production on the movie still ongoing, a couple more details have emerged.

Tom Hardy Will Play Elton John In Biopic 'Rocketman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 3:40 PM
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This project has taken a while to find the right notes (sorry). Brewing since at least 2011, it seems that finding the right person tackle the personality, sequins and sunglasses of Elton John has been the struggle to get this thing going. At one point, Justin Timberlake was eyed as a possibility, but that didn't seem right at all. Then this past spring, "Rocketman" was floated Tom Hardy's way by producers who thought he would be a good fit. And we think he is a good fit too, and better yet, so does he.

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