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Tom Hardy Signs First-Look Deal with NBCUniversal

Actor Tom Hardy is quite busy these days, and apparently he's decided he needs a couple more projects on his plate: according to the Hollywood Reporter, the English-born actor's Hardy Son & Baker production company has just signed a two-year first-look deal with NBCUniversal International Television Production.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 4, 2014 12:43 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Locke' Breaks Out, CBS Films Takes VOD Route for Diaz-starrer 'Gambit,' Written by Coens

April tends not to be a standout month for new top specialized releases, sometimes by design, sometimes because films under perform. This weekend provided s not the final word for ultimate performance), with A24's "Locke" coming in as third best for the month (after "Fading Gigolo" and "Under the Skin").a fourth to open with a decent per screen average of over $20,000 (a reasonable low-end benchmark for two city openings at this time of the year, but as ever not the final determiner of ultimate performance).
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 27, 2014 6:54 PM
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From 'Blue Ruin' to 'The Other Woman,' What to See and What to Skip in Theaters This Weekend

While you do have the option of seeing Nick Cassavates' (yup, that Cassavetes) "The Other Woman" in wide release this weekend, why bother when there are three excellent indies to choose from? (Trailers below.)
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2014 3:40 PM
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Tom Hardy and Steven Knight Explain How the Hell They Pulled Off Must-See 'Locke'

Writer-director Steven Knight and actor Tom Hardy shot "Locke" 16 times from start to end in 12 days, locked inside a moving car on the M6 in England, with multiple cameras filming. Yes, Tom Hardy was often driving that car, but not always. In a video interview the two men explain how they pulled off the ultimate film acting stunt.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 25, 2014 2:03 PM
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In Must-See 'Locke,' Tom Hardy Is Under Pressure

"Locke" is a fully realized high-concept drama carried by Tom Hardy's riveting, naturalistic performance. It could use the help of the right film festival rollout. Unfortunately, it already had the wrong one.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2014 3:28 PM
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Tom Hardy and Lake Bell Are Topless on the Cover of Esquire

Check out Brit babe Tom Hardy and indie dream queen Lake Bell topless on the dual cover of Esquire's May issue, which hits newsstands April 22.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 15, 2014 3:37 PM
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Review: Existential Thriller 'Locke,' Starring Tom Hardy and His Fabulous Voice

If you’re going to make a film about a guy taking calls from his car -- and if half of those calls are about concrete -- then you sure as hell better cast a lead actor with command of the screen. This apparently wasn’t lost on writer-director Steven Knight, who wisely got Tom Hardy to take the wheel in his brilliant existential thriller “Locke.” It doesn’t hurt that Hardy is easy on the eyes, and has a fabulous voice.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2014 12:15 PM
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WATCH: Tom Hardy Has a Nail-Biting Drive Home in First Trailer for 'Locke'

Check out this first trailer for fest fave "Locke," starring Tom Hardy as a construction manager who, while on his drive home from work, receives a phone call that sends his life spiraling into crisis.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 1:01 PM
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