Annapurna Pictures recently acquired the screen rights to the book True American: Murder & Mercy in Texas. Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow is attached to direct the movie, and Tom Hardy is set to star.
The book was written by Anand Giridharadas, and it "tells the story the true story of Rais Uddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology. But days after 9/11, an avowed 'American terrorist' named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Bhuiyan has found temporary work and shoots him, maiming and nearly killing him."
The report doesn't say which character that Hardy will be playing, but I assume it will be the "American terrorist." Hardy is an amazingly talented actor, and Bigelow is sure to get a great performance out of him. She always gets brilliant performances from the actors she works with.
- Joey Paur
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