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Joel Kinnaman Joins Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace In 'Child 44'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 14, 2013 at 5:52PM

With "The Killing" back on AMC, "RoboCop" around the corner, along with a role in another Liam Neeson face puncher, "All Nighter," Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is on his way to becoming a household name. And this next gig will certainly help that along.
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Child 44 Tom Hardy Noomi Rapace Joel Kinnaman

With "The Killing" back on AMC, "RoboCop" around the corner, along with a role in another Liam Neeson face puncher, "All Nighter," Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is on his way to becoming a household name. And this next gig will certainly help that along.

The actor is coming aboard the Cold War thriller "Child 44," where he'll feature alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. And that's a cast we can get down with. Produced by Ridley Scottset to be directed by "Safe House" helmer Daniel Espinosa, the tale follows a disgraced MGB agent (Hardy) in the Stalin-era Soviet Union investigating a prolific child murderer who may have connections going to the very top of the party leadership. Rapace will play the wife of the agent with secrets of her own, with Kinnaman as Hardy's "nemesis."

The movie is based on the book by Tom Rob Smith and has been adapted by the excellent Richard Price ("The Wire," "Clockers"), and with this cast, it's pretty easy to see why we're excited. Production is being eyed for this summer, but first, Hardy and Rapace will make "Animal Rescue" this spring.

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