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

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 14, 2013 5:52 PM
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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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  • cole | March 15, 2013 10:21 AMReply

    Noomi Repace's co-star in Prometheus looks exactly like Tom Hardy. I wonder if she will feel quite... strange

  • Theoc | March 14, 2013 8:54 PMReply

    A great book with a really dumb twist, if Kinnaman is the bad guy it's a shame, but I can't wait to watch Tom & Noomi beat a guy to death with a floorboard from a train,

  • swf | March 14, 2013 6:43 PMReply

    A very Swedish project indeed...

  • weetiger3 | March 14, 2013 6:28 PMReply

    Man...they had me at Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and still they flirt!

  • Armar | March 14, 2013 6:07 PMReply

    Wow, what a great fucking cast.

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