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Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace May Marry for 'Child 44'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 31, 2013 at 4:20PM

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in negotiations for "Child 44," set up at Ridley Scott's Scott Free banner and to be directed by Daniel Espinosa. The script, penned by Richard Price from Tom Rob Smith's novel, is a thriller set in the 1950s centering on a member of the Soviet police...
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Hardy and Rapace posing for Blag magazine
Hardy and Rapace posing for Blag magazine

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in negotiations for "Child 44," set up at Ridley Scott's Scott Free banner and to be directed by Daniel Espinosa. The script, penned by Richard Price from Tom Rob Smith's novel, is a thriller set in the 1950s centering on a member of the Soviet police (Hardy) investigating a series of child muders who himself becomes the target of his government's suspicions. Rapace, who also starred in Scott's "Prometheus," would play his wife. The pair is also due to shoot "Animal Rescue" in March for Fox Searchlight.

"Child 44" will shoot later in the spring in Budapest.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.