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Tom Hardy’s Child 44 Lands April Release Date

15 July 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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.

Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star in Child 44 along with Gary Oldman, »

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Lionsgate Slots Tom Hardy Russia Thriller for Spring

15 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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. »

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Release date confirmed for Child 44

14 July 2014 10:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman headline the adaptation of Child 44, which now has a release date...

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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.

Nonetheless, an April date suggests confidence in the project. It goes up against Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 and Selfless, starring Ryan Reynolds.

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Child 44 Starring Tom Hardy Opens April 17, 2015; Mark Neveldine’s The Vatican Tapes Scheduled February 27, 2015

14 July 2014 8:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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 »

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Hardy, Oldman-Led "Child 44" Set For April 2015

14 July 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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.

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Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace Thriller ‘Child 44' Gets Release Date

14 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. »

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Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace Thriller ‘Child 44′ Gets April 2015 Date

14 July 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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 […] »

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Tom Hardy's 'Child 44' Gets Spring 2015 Release Date

14 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate has issued an April 17, 2015 release date for the upcoming thriller Child 44.

The adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's novel will go up against the Disney documentary Monkey Kingdom, Sony's comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Focus Features' Selfless on April 17.

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.

Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Richard Price (Ransom), with Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro producing.

Child 44 comes to theaters April 17th, 2015 and stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The »

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Czech Republic Sees Jump in Foreign Production Spending as Incentives Grow

8 July 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Czech film bizzers are reporting a healthy jump in foreign productions and a new “more business-like” approach to the country’s production incentives, which have been boosted by  300 million korunas ($14.8 million) annually for the next two years. Foreign pics that have shot in the country include Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer,” which screens at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Friday.

The Audiovisual Producers Assn., the main Czech industry org, reported at the Karlovy Vary festival that international shoots spent more than $140 million last year, a significant jump from the 2012 total of $87.7 million. The numbers have been arcing up steadily and increasingly since the incentives law was passed in 2010.

Now, with the Czech parliament’s approval of the higher annual cap on the 20% cash-back incentives of $39.6 million, it’s looking like the political deadlock that has jammed progress has been broken, according to Apa managing director Katerina Weissova.

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Lionsgate, Nordisk extend pact

6 May 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lionsgate has expanded its output deal with the Scandinavian partner on the back of Divergent’s $250m global success.

The deal encompasses a pipeline of Lionsgate and Summit titles including the next two instalments of The Hunger Games franchise (Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the next Divergent entries (Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 & 2).

Also included are Now You See Me 2, potential tentpole Gods Of Egypt, currently filming in Australia, and Daniel Espinosa’s crime thriller Child 44, based on the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith and produced by Ridley Scott.

Lionsgate and Summit have enjoyed a tremendous relationship with Nordisk over the years, partnering on nearly 200 films, including the launch of the Twilight, Hunger Games and Divergent franchises,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman

“We’re delighted to celebrate the renewal of our output deal with our strongest and most diverse slate ever, and we look forward to expanding our partnership with Nordisk on the »

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Kudos Co-Founder Stephen Garrett to Step Down

2 April 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Stephen Garrett, chairman and co-founder of Shine Group-owned production company Kudos and executive chairman of Shine Pictures, is to leave later this year.

Garrett became chairman of Kudos in 2011, nearly 20 years after he co-founded the company. With Kudos CEO Jane Featherstone, he was responsible for building one of the U.K.’s most successful independent production companies. Kudos has produced many hit shows, including “Life on Mars,” “Hustle” and “Spooks,” which is known as “Mi-5″ in the U.S.

Productions under Garrett’s stewardship as executive chairman, Shine Pictures, have included “Eastern Promises,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and “Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day.” Recently announced projects include crime thriller “Blowback,” from author Gregory Burke, and the adaptation of bestseller “The Farm” by Tom Rob Smith, in association with BBC Films.

These and future projects will be led solely at Shine Pictures by head of film, Ollie Madden, »

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BBC Films & Shine Pictures Pick Up Film Rights For Tom Rob Smith’s ‘The Farm’

13 March 2014 4:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve received the news that the wonderful BBC Films and Shine Pictures today have picked up the rights to best-selling author Tom Rob Smith’s new psychological thriller ‘The Farm’. The novel is a heart-pounding mystery set in London and Sweden, that’s debuted to rave reviews, reaching Number 2 in the UK bestseller charts during its opening month and is also a bestseller in its launches in Australia, Germany and Israel, with a further 13 major territories sold. Shine’s Head of Film, Ollie Madden, had this to say:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Tom’s novels since ‘Child 44’, and when I picked up ‘The Farm’ I read it in one, enrapt sitting. It’s very rare that you read something which is simultaneously thrilling, thought-provoking, totally unpredictable and packs a real emotional punch. We look forward to adapting Tom’s brilliant work into a feature film”.

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BBC, Shine Score "The Farm" Film Rights

10 March 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to "Child 44" author Tom Rob Smith's new psychological thriller novel "The Farm".

The story follows Daniel, a Londoner who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. One day he receives a frantic call from his father - his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed.

Shortly after his mother calls him, telling him she's en-route and asking for the chance to tell her story. Has she had a psychotic break? Of is she victim of a terrible conspiracy that implicates the man's father in a terrible crime?

Ollie Madden will produce the film adaptation. A film version of Smith's "Child 44", starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman, is slated to hit later this year.

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BBC Films, Shine Pictures Buy Film Rights to Tom Rob Smith Novel 'The Farm'

10 March 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – BBC Films and Shine Pictures, the film division of Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine Group, have bought the rights to psychological thriller The Farm, the latest novel penned by Tom Rob Smith. Smith's latest book is set in London and Sweden and tells the tale of a boy who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. He gets a call from his father telling him his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed. Then his mother calls and asks him to allow her to give her side of the

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BBC Films, Shine enter The Farm

10 March 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith’s new psychological thriller, The Farm.

The mystery novel set in London and Sweden reached number two in the UK bestseller charts during its opening month and also proved a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel.

It is the latest book from Tom Rob Smith, whose Child 44 trilogy has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, the first of which has been made as a film directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and is due for release this year. He also created the five-part BBC backed mini-series, London Spy, which will air in 2015.

Brought into Shine Pictures by head of literary acquisitions Sue Swift, The Farm will be produced by Ollie Madden for Shine Pictures, with Christine Langan executive producing for BBC Films.

Madden, head of film at Shine, said: “I’ve been »

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BBC Films, Shine to Adapt New Novel from ‘Child 44′ Author

10 March 2014 2:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to psychological thriller “The Farm,” the latest novel from Tom Rob Smith, author of “Child 44.”

The innovative mystery, set in London and Sweden, reached number two in the U.K. charts during its opening month, and is also a bestseller in Australia, Germany and Israel, with a further 13 major territories sold.

Brought into Shine Pictures by head of literary acquisitions, Sue Swift, “The Farm” will be produced by Shine’s head of film, Ollie Madden, with Christine Langan exec producing for BBC Films.

The novel centers on Daniel, who believes his parents are living a peaceful life on a farm in rural Sweden. He then receives a frantic call from his father: his mother has escaped from a mental hospital shortly after being committed.

He then receives a call from his mother, who is en route to London. She »

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BBC Films Picks Up The Farm

9 March 2014 7:52 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Old MacDonald had a farm and so does Tom Rob Smith, the bestselling novelist whose Soviet-era thriller Child 44 is currently blazing to the screen like a Tom Hardy-shaped bullet. His follow-up novel, The Farm, has been picked up by BBC Films and Shine Pictures with a view to a movie adaptation.Unlike tne aforementioned farmer, whose day-to-day is mostly concerned with oink-oinks and baa-baas, Smith’s collection of barns and outhouses holds a dark secret. Daniel, a 29 year-old Londoner, believes his mum and dad are living a quiet existence in a southern Swedish farmstead, until a call comes through saying that his mum has had a psychiatric episode and is on the lam from her hospital ward.Soon afterwards his troubled mother, Tilde, touches down in London with wild claims of conspiracy and a cargo of evidence against Daniel’s dad. The plot, as they say, thickens.Says the head of BBC Films, »

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Tom Hardy joins the cast of Peaky Blinders

16 February 2014 1:49 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like BBC Two period gangster drama Peaky Blinders is about to get a whole lot better when the much anticipated second season hits later this year. Tom Hardy will be joining the ranks for season two. The announcement was made today on the shows official Facebook page. Although little is known of Hardy's role just yet, he is said to be playing the part of a "charismatic leader" who provides a unique opportunity to the show's leading character Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy.

Season two of Peaky Blinders will mark the third time Hardy and Murphy have acted together, the previous two times being Christopher Nolan's Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. It also marks a reunion of sorts with the shows creator Steven Knight who recently worked with Hardy on Locke.

2014 already looks like it's going to be a busy year for Tom Hardy. He's »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: BBC Two Picks Up Tom Rob Smith Thriller Series ‘London Spy’; EU Admissions Down 4.1% In 2013; More

14 February 2014 9:49 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BBC Two Acquires Tom Rob Smith Thriller ‘London Spy’ Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith has created a new drama series that’s been picked up by BBC Two. London Spy is a five-part contemporary thriller that sees an innocent young man drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. In the center of London is a street with the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of gay clubbing on the other. A chance romance between two people from opposite sides of that street takes a turn when one of them disappears. The series will shoot this year and air in 2015. Smith is producing; Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are exec producing for Working Title Television. Polly Hill exec produces for BBC Two. Smith’s Child 44 is being adapted as a feature directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Ridley Scott. The film stars Tom Hardy, »

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Working Title Teams with ‘Child 44′ Author Tom Rob Smith on BBC’s ‘London Spy’

14 February 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The BBC has commissioned the five-part miniseries “London Spy,” which was created by “Child 44” author Tom Rob Smith, and is being produced by Working Title Television.

Smith’s “Child 44” trilogy, which was an international bestseller, is being adapted as a feature film, produced by Ridley Scott.

“London Spy” is a contempo thriller in which an innocent, young romantic is drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

It starts with a chance encounter between Danny, who is gregarious, hedonistic and romantic, and the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex, who works for the British intelligence services.

Just as they realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

The miniseries will shoot this year and airs on BBC Two in 2015.

It is produced by Smith. »

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