Hardy is reteaming with director Greg Williams for "Samarkand," for a role that will give the actor a chance to show some different sides to his talents. Penned by Greg and Olly Williams, Hardy will play an SAS office who returns from the Middle East suffering PTSD, and has trouble reintegrating back into society. The actor and writer/director previouisly paired up on the 2011 short film "Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother" which won Williams some Best Director prizes at various festivals, and it's clear the experience was a good one.
When this roll remains to be seen as it will be vying for attention on Hardy's slate which also includes: video game adaptation "Splinter Cell"; some anti-animal poaching movies; "Everest" with Doug Liman; "The Long Red Road" with Michael Shannon; stage musical "Harold's Harem"; a '60s biker movie and gangster flick "Cicero." So yeah, until then, you can watch 'Sargeant Slaughter' below. [Deadline]