9 items from 2015
Richard Price has gone through a lot of life changes over the last ten years and come out pretty much the same. He got divorced, sold his family’s art-filled Gramercy Park townhouse —and then, in 2008, married the writer Lorraine Adams at a ceremony in his new home, a five-story Harlem brownstone restored to its Victorian bones and stocked with photos by Weegee, the seedy street-life touchstone of his later fiction. After publishing his last and maybe most ambitious literary procedural, Lush Life, a thin-sliced vivisection of the Lower East Side, he decided to focus even more intensely on his novels, and less on the increasingly tedious, decreasingly lucrative sideline of screenwriting. Yet his adaptation of the novel Child 44 will hit theaters in April, and he’s writing a script for Scott Rudin from his latest novel, The Whites. So much for change.Out February 17, The Whites was another »
- Boris Kachka
Tom Hardy. Gary Oldman. Noomi Rapace. A tale of Soviet intrigue. We know a lot of you have been looking forward to Child 44, so we’re happy to be offering a first look at the new UK poster for the movie, in one-sheet and quad flavours, because choice is good. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to investigate Hardy. Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »
Tom Hardy has never met a funny accent that he hasn't fallen wildly in love with. His latest is a gruff Russian number for "Child 44," a new film based on Tom Rob Smith's best-selling historical thriller that follows a former secret policeman (Hardy) who is investigating a series of grisly child murders in Soviet Russia. And you can hear that accent and see Hardy in action in the gripping new trailer.
"Child 44" is based, in part, on a real life serial killer dubbed the Red Ripper who murdered more than 50 women and children in Stalin's supposedly perfect Russia. Hardy plays a man who is clued into the killer after a friend's child is murdered. This looks really intense. The all-star supporting cast includes Gary Oldman (Batman reunion!), Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel (glimpsed briefly in the trailer), Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Noomi Rapace (re-teaming with Hardy after "The Drop") and Dev Patel. »
- Drew Taylor
One of our most eagerly awaited films of 2015 is Safe House director Daniel Espinosa's take on Tom Rob Smith's novel, Child 44. The acclaimed book was first published in 2008, and the movie adaptation of it stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel and Jason Clarke.
Both the film and book are set in 1953 Russia, with the story following a secret police agent who refuses to denounce his wife as a traitor. Exiled, he joins forces with Oldman's General Nesterov to try and track down a serial killer. As you might expect, they discover more than they thought.
In the movie, Hardy plays Leo Demidov, a member of the Soviet military police in 1950’s Moscow. After his colleague’s son is found dead, Demidov becomes convinced the child was murdered. He investigates, only to be told by a superior (played by Vincent Cassel) that “murder is strictly a capitalist disease.”
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With his investigation effectively shut down, Hardy’s character can only sit by and watch »
- Joe Otterson
The story, set in Stalinist Russia in 1952, 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 44 mysterious murders and vows to catch the elusive killer.
“I thought you might like to know — there’s been another,” Hardy’s character is told at one point.
- Dave McNary
Don't be too disappointed that you won't see Tom Hardy in the DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. He has plenty of upcoming projects to get excited about, including the new crime thriller Child 44, which finds him on the hunt for an elusive killer. Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for this taut drama, which is hitting theaters this April.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia,Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili »
Last week, when the first poster for Tom Hardy’s latest thriller Child 44 hit, we predicted that the trailer wouldn’t be far behind. Lo and behold, just a week later, here is that first proper glimpse at the film, arriving via Apple.Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government – which refuses to even acknowledge the idea that murder could happen under their watch – begins to suspect him of treason, which only intensifies when a colleague frames him. Noomi Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Gary Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to who investigates the case further – and Hardy’s motives at the same time.Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, »
Child 44 looks like it will promise moody drama and solid turns from such respected acting types as Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy. We’d put good money on the first trailer making its way online soon, especially since the poster for the film has arrived via Hitfix. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Gary Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to who investigate Hardy.Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »
9 items from 2015
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