Tom Hardy & Michael Shannon Will Go Down 'The Long Red Road'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 15, 2012 7:33 PM
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Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon in the same movie? Yep, cool. Just tell us when it's done and we're there....but in case you want to know more, read on....

Two of our favorite actors will star together in "The Long Red Road," the big-screen adaptation of the play by Brett C. Leonard. Hardy, who appeared in the stage version, will reprise his role as Sam, a man chasing his demons with the bottle who has take a hard look himself and his past, when a visitor rolls into the Indian reservation on which he lives. As for Shannon, he'll play Sam's older brother. Yep, Hardy and Shannon are siblings. We're in. Leonard will adapt his own play, as all the pieces of the indie production come together -- it's not yet clear if he'll also direct or pass those responsibilities on to someone else.

No word yet on when it will lens, but it will at least to have to wait until Hardy is done doing whatever is required of him on "Fury Road." But yeah, you couldn't have made a movie more in our wheelhouse if you tried, so needless to say, we're stoked. [Variety]

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8 Comments

  • jodi | September 18, 2012 8:56 AMReply

    Yeah are they playing two white people who live on an Indian reservation? I love love love tom Hardy but as a native myself kinda of tired of seeing non natives playing natives hopefully they adapt the play differently

  • Lucy | August 16, 2012 6:34 PMReply

    Great news! I can't wait to see these two powerhouses together!

  • Duddi | August 16, 2012 7:02 AMReply

    Great News... Any idea who's going to direct it ?

  • sue | August 15, 2012 10:28 PMReply

    Could any match be better? Two of the best actors in Hollywodd, together. I'm there!

  • Stacia | August 15, 2012 9:33 PMReply

    This is wonderful news! I was hoping that this play would become a film. Two of the best actors on the planet. Good luck to this production!!!

  • David | August 15, 2012 9:30 PMReply

    Get PSH to direct, bring the whole team back together

  • Kyle | August 16, 2012 11:57 AM

    My thoughts exactly! That would be awesome!

  • Evan | August 15, 2012 7:57 PMReply

    Too cool for me. Two of the best actors on the planet.

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