Tom Hardy melted hearts when he got friendly with a canine costar on the set of his latest project, Legend, in London on Tuesday. The handsome actor was dressed in a retro costume while he rubbed the happy pup in between takes on a park lawn. Tom's interactions with his dog costars are somewhat legendary. The actor famously cuddled up with an adorable puppy on the set of Animal Rescue in NYC last March, and he's also taken his love of animals to the small screen with his 2013 documentary, Poaching Wars With Tom Hardy, which had him interacting with African wildlife. Aside from hanging out with furry friends, Tom has been keeping busy with several new releases, and his latest project, Child 44, was recently given a release date for 2015. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Anyone who read and enjoyed Tom Rob Smith’s period thriller novel Child 44, set in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union, was likely thrilled when Locke star Tom Hardy landed the lead role of disgraced Mgb agent Leo Demidov, who investigates a long string of grisly child murders. Physically, it was pretty damn perfect casting, and it also fueled fans’ hopes that director Daniel Espinosa wouldn’t be toning down the book’s violent, disturbing content. After all, Hardy has built his career playing complex, disturbed individuals (see his stellar work in Bronson).
Now, we finally know when we’ll find out whether Hardy nailed the role – and more importantly, whether the other main storytelling strengths of Child 44 have survived the trip to the big screen, as Summit has just set the thriller to open on April 17th, 2015.
- Isaac Feldberg
What does it signify that Lionsgate and Summit are slotting director Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44" for spring release (April 17, 2015)? Given that Tom Hardy--probably the most exciting young actor working today--is not yet a guaranteed box office draw (see "Warriors," "Locke"), Lionsgate may have wanted to use the award season as a springboard for a complex World War II period thriller set in Stalinist Russia that is by no means a guaranteed commercial hit. (What is these days?) In the foreign-financed film, adapted by Richard Price from Tom Rob Smith's 2008 bestseller, Hardy plays hard-ass Mgb agent Leo Domidov, who's tough on traitors (one is played byJason Clarke), at least until he and his wife (Noomi Rapace) fall under suspicion by his boss (Vincent Cassel) and careerist colleague (Joel Kinnaman). Meanwhile Domidov convinces a reluctant rural cop (Gary Oldman) to help investigate an actual serial child killer--who is of no. »
- Anne Thompson
Wow, if this were another kind of website, that headline would have made one juicy piece of celebrity gossip. No, The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy is not having a 44th child with Prometheus‘ Noomi Rapace. The two are, however, starring in Swedish director Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44, about a Russian secret police officer framed for treason in 1950.
The officer, played by Hardy, is sent to a remote outpost, where he uncovers a series of muders tied to a government conspiracy. The film also stars Joel Kinnaman (Robocop, The Killing), Gary Oldman and his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes co-star Jason Clarke, and Black Swan‘s Vincet Cassel.
According to Deadline, the film has been given an April 17, 2015 release date from 20th Century Fox. For those keeping track at home, that places it two weeks after Fast & Furious 7 and the same day as Paul Blart Mall »
- James Garcia
Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed and popular novel Child 44 has long since been picked up for a movie adaptation. So long, in fact, that production has now wrapped on the project, with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel all in the cast.
The film is in post-production now, with director Daniel Espinosa - he of Safe House fame - shaping his final cut. And now we know when we can expect the movie. Summit Entertainment has given Child 44 a release date of April 17th 2015 in the Us. No UK date has thus far been announced.
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Two new release dates were announced today: Summit scheduled Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman for release on April 17, 2015. Director Mark Neveldine (Crank) announced his next feature The Vatican Tapes opens February 27, 2015. More on both projects after the jump. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directed the adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel, Child 44. Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Josef Altin, Sam Spruell, Ned Dennehy, Dev Patel, and Nikolaj Lie Kaas co-star. Here's the official synopsis: Based on the first novel in author Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling trilogy, Child 44 tells the story of a man fighting to reclaim his humanity from a system that requires him to sacrifice it in order to survive. Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori, Cas Anvar, and Alex Sparrow star in The Vatican Tapes. The story centers »
- Brendan Bettinger
It has taken them some time to select one, but Summit Entertainment has finally announced an April 17th 2015 release date for Daniel Espinosa's much anticipated adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's novel "Child 44".
Set in Stalinst Russia in the 1950s, where the official decree of the state is that "there is no crime," Tom Hardy plays a disgraced Mgb agent investigating a series of child murders. He soon finds himself the target of his own government when he learns the elusive killer may have connections to the highest levels of the party.
Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Vincent Cassel also star in the film which Richard Price wrote and which Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan produced. Shot late Summer last year, there was hope the film might get a late 2014 release.
Source: Summit Entertainment »
- Garth Franklin
“Child 44,” the movie thriller starring Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy, was set for an April 17, 2015, release by Summit Entertainment on Monday. Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) directs “Child 44,” which is based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith and adapted by Richard Price. Jason Clarke (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Vincent Cassel co-star in the suspense drama from Scott Free Productions and Worldview Entertainment. Also read: Why ‘Dawn of Planet of Apes’ Reviews Mattered — and ‘Transformers’ Didn't at Box Office (Video) “Child 44” is set in Stalinist Russia. It tells the tale of a. »
- Todd Cunningham
Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel also star in the thriller, directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script by Richard Price. Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro produced.
The story, set in Stalinist Russia, centers on a senior member of the secret police framed by a colleague for treason and exiled to a remote outpost, where he unearths a series of mysterious murders and vows to catch the elusive killer.
“Child 44″ opens against Sony’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ and Focus’ sci-fier “Selfless.”
- Dave McNary
Summit has set an April 17, 2015 release date for Child 44, the thriller from Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House) starring Tom Hardy as Leo Demidov, a Russian secret police officer in 1950s Stalinist Russia who’s framed for treason and sent to a remote outpost, where he uncovers a series of mysterious murders tied to a government conspiracy. Swedish thesps turned Hollywood stars Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star along with Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel. Script is adapted by Richard Price from the novel by Tom Rob Smith. The Scott Free and Worldview […] »
Child 44 will arrive on April 17 2015 in wide release.
Daniel Espinosa directed the Scott Free Productions and Worldview Entertainment film, which takes place in Stalinist Russia as an exiled member of the secret police defies government forces as he probes a series of murders and seeks to clear his name.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Somehow, the 2015 Oscar race is already looking almost as promising as this fall’s. David O. Russell will be reteaming with his Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle star Jennifer Lawrence for the biopic Joy, Alejandro González Iñárritu will finally unveil his Tom Hardy/Leonardo DiCaprio revenge thriller The Revenant, Steven Spielberg will be in the mix with an untitled Cold War thriller set to star Tom Hanks and Scott Cooper is also set to release his Whitey Bulger pic Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton. Now, we’ve got another exciting addition to the latter half of 2015 – Martin Scorsese’s Silence is being tentatively planned for release next November.
After years in development as one of Scorsese’s dream projects, Silence is finally gearing up to shoot later this year, and Paramount is gunning for U.S. distribution rights. Should Paramount land the movie, as seems likely, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Lionsgate has issued an April 17, 2015 release date for the upcoming thriller Child 44.
Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov, a member of the secret police in Stalinist Russia who is framed by a colleague and sent to a remote outpost. He discovers a string of grisly and mysterious murders as he vows to stop a dangerous serial killer. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Paddy Considine round out the supporting cast.
For a while there, we were getting worried about Babel and Biutiful helmer Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, a gritty revenge tale about an ill-fated fur trapping expedition to 1820s South Dakota. The movie’s considerable budget caused big problems for it when Worldview Entertainment severed ties with the project and 20th Century Fox appeared reluctant to stump up the cash. Those problems were exacerbated when Iñárritu stated his desire to shoot the film in sequence, adding even more to The Revenant‘s budget.
Luckily, it appears that the intervention of Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison has saved the day, now that the movie has received a release date and a preliminary shooting schedule. The Revenant has been handed the extremely awards-friendly date of December 25th, 2015, where it will have to contend with the blockbuster Mission: Impossible 5.
However, Fox has every reason to feel confident about The Revenant now that »
- Isaac Feldberg
While many are eagerly anticipating director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s excellent-looking Birdman, which hits theaters this October, the filmmaker is already busy prepping his next feature, The Revenant. The Babel director has Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Will Poulter set to lead the story of an 1820s fronterisman who is mauled by a bear during a fur trapping expedition, robbed, and left for dead, only to recover and set out to exact revenge on those who betrayed him. Now 20th Century Fox has staked out a prime December 25, 2015 release date for the pic, where it will square off against Mission: Impossible 5 and director David O. Russell’s next film Joy. Additionally, Iñárritu has some very ambitious plans for the upcoming Revenant shoot, which is scheduled to be quite lengthy. More after the jump. According to the Calgary Herald (via The Playlist), Iñárritu has scheduled an 80 day shoot for The Revenant, »
- Adam Chitwood
It was revealed on Friday there was some trouble with the financing on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant as Worldview Entertainment backed out of financing the pic and 20th Century Fox was unwilling to pick up the whole tab. Now Megan Ellison and her Annapurna Pictures has stepped in to help finance the project, which is now set for a December 25 release. The film finds DiCaprio playing Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who is mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead and then robbed. When he survives against all odds, he sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on his betrayers in this captivating and inspiring story based on the Michael Punke novel, "The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge." Tom Hardy and Will Poulter are set to co-star. Reporting from the Calgary Herald (via The Playlist) says the plan is to shoot for a whopping 80 days, »
- Brad Brevet
So, no more problems then? It was only on Friday when yellow cards (sorry, still suffering from World Cup fever) were being thrown at Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant," which found a major financial backer pulling out, and some apparent concerns over the director's desire to shoot in sequence. But it looks like Megan Ellison's intervention has saved the day, as the movie now has a release date. Box Office Mojo reveals the gritty movie will arrive on December 25, 2015 in limited release (and wide January 8th, 2016), so might as well start adjusting your future Oscar pool way early. To put it in perspective, this will be opening against "Mission: Impossible 5" and David O. Russell's "Joy" starring Jennifer Lawrence—now that's confidence. And why shouldn't Fox be feeling good? They've now got Ellison involved, and two major movie stars—Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy—to tell the story about a 19th century fur. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Alejandro González Iñárritu is one of those directors who, when they have a film out, the whole cinema-going world should stop what they are doing and take note. To put it simply, this is a man who knows his craft like the back of his hand and makes films that truly stand as testament to what filmmaking can be – art.
With films like Babel and Biutiful, Iñárritu has his fingers firmly on the pulse of society’s troubles and tribulations, while tapping into an emotional core that so many directors fail to find. It’s no surprise then that his film, Birdman, has received a prime slot in next month’s Venice Film Festival.
But that’s not why we’re here. It’s his other project, The Revenant, that has us all talkin … and sadly, it’s for all the wrong reasons.
The film, which is set to start shooting in September, »
- Dale Barham
The development comes in the wake of the decision by the Worldview hierarchy to withdraw from the project after Christopher Woodrow’s red-faced departure in light of alleged personal misconduct. Sources confirmed to Screendaily that Ellison was circling following a report inThe Hollywood Reporter.
Less than two weeks ago Tom Hardy joined Leonardo DiCaprio on the project, which Alejandro González Iñárritu will direct from the screenplay he co-adapted with Mark L Smith from Michael Punke’s novel The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge.
RatPac is co-financing The Revenant with New Regency, while Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and David Kanter will produce the film alongside Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan and James Skotchdopole.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.
Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.
Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 Am - The Simpsons
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.
Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20
10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!
- Debi Moore
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