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1.) Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in talks to star in the thriller Child 44, an adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel from Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa. The project is a Scott Free production, and a quick search through the archives tells me Ridley Scott was attached to direct it himself back in 2007. Hardy would play a disgraced intelligence officer investigating a series of child murders in Stalin's Soviet Union. Rapace would play his wife, although the pair are first set to star together in Animal Rescue for Bullhead director Michael Roskam. The Wrap 2.) Bradley Cooper is already in discussions to reunite with The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance on the "culinary comedy" Chef, which could also mark the English-language debut of The Intouchables star Omar Sy. Cooper would play a chef who loses his highly rated restaurant in Paris and becomes inspired to get his »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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