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‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel Set to Film in Spring

18 January 2017 7:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just in time for renewed fears of Russia’s growing influence, production is set to begin on “Body Cross,” the follow-up to David Cronenberg’s Russian gangster thriller “Eastern Promises,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. The script is written by original screenwriter Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders,” Tom Hardy’s “Taboo”), but no word on Cronenberg’s involvement.

Read More: ‘Taboo’ Review: Tom Hardy is a Powder Keg Primed to Explode in Macho FX Miniseries

In an interview with IndieWire Knight gave in 2014, the writer expressed high hopes for the project: “I can say the script for the second one is much better that the first. Honestly it’s one of the things I’ve written that I most like and it’s driving me mad… so I’ve got to get it made.”

An earlier attempt at a remake was stymied by budget disagreements with Focus Features, Cronenberg told »

- Jude Dry

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Taboo Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Rogue's Gallery

17 January 2017 9:17 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

We got some answers in addition to questions, questions, and more questions. Plus a nasty cliffhanger to boot!

In a crackling, suspenseful Taboo Season 1 Episode 2, we start to see a few dents in the mighty armor of James Delaney, and the show is much the better for it. 

I never expected to end the episode with Delaney collapsed on the cobblestones, a pig sticker in his gut, and I was pleasantly surprised, frankly.

Up to this point, he was a one man apocalypse, the unstoppable force.

I said in my Taboo premiere review that it would make the show much more compelling to have him a little vulnerable at times. Well, that's just what we got. 

This episode made me think of Delaney as a 19th century version of Clint Eastwood's "Man With No Name" character from his spaghetti western days, assembling a team of slimy minions to do his bidding, »

- Ron Gilmer

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Who is Stephen Graham? Actor who plays Atticus on Taboo

17 January 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Episode 2 of FX’s hit new series Taboo introduced us to the tattoo-headed character of Atticus, played by Stephen Graham. Graham will be a familiar face to many viewers, with a long list of credits to his name on both the small and big screen. His most famous role is probably as the slow-witted character Tommy alongside Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and Benicio Del Toro in Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film Snatch. From 2010 to 2014, he played Al Capone in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, a role which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Nootka Sound from Taboo: Is it real and was it really important?

17 January 2017 6:05 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The storyline of FX’s hit new Tom Hardy series Taboo centers around an area of land known as Nootka Sound — but is it really as significant as the show portrays? In Taboo, Hardy’s character James Keziah Delaney is left the piece of land by his late father, but faces difficulties when he refuses to sell it to the all-powerful East India Company. In the series, the sound — a complex network of inlets on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Canada — is depicted as being at the center of a conflict between the British and the Americans over...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Eastern Promises 2 to shoot in the Spring

17 January 2017 12:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We were told by director David Cronenberg that it wasn’t happening, but apparently things have changed as the sequel to Eastern Promises is due to start shooting in the spring.

The follow up to the uber violent Russian mob thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, released back in 2007, has been gestating for a very long time, but now things are finally back on track.

According to a post on casting site My Entertainment World, the sequel title Body Cross is a direct follow up to the orginal revenge flick and will start shooting in March 2017.

The film picks back with up Mortensen’s Nikolai but this time he will be revealed to be a “clandestine agent working undercover in Russia’s federal security service”.

Writer of Eastern Promises Steven Knight – now of Peaky Blinders and Taboo fame – has been trying for years to get the film up and running. Well, it »

- Samuel Brace

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‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel ‘Body Cross’ to Shoot This Spring

17 January 2017 10:50 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For years — and years, and years — there’d been talk of a follow-up to David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, a crime drama whose main (perhaps sole) purpose for even continuing is the fact that it chose to end where most would begin. Despite stalling a number of years ago, a completed script from original scribe Steven Knight — whose profile has risen considerably in the ten years since Promises‘ release, what with Locke, Peaky Blinders, Allied, Taboo, and, of course, Burnt — that’s now known as Body Cross is apparently moving forward very fast.

Casting site My Entertainment World (via Little White Lies) tells us cameras will roll this March, and they provide a synopsis to boot. As it goes: “Picking up where the 2007 film left off with the incompetent underboss Kirill thinking that he and his henchman driver Nikolai really have inherited the throne from his crime-lord father, without knowing »

- Nick Newman

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Latest Odds Peg Tom Hardy As A Frontrunner To Be The Next James Bond

17 January 2017 9:57 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Tom Hardy is the latest actor to become a hard frontrunner for the role of the next James Bond. According to The Sun, the latest bookmakers’ odds reveal that the 39-year-old “Taboo” star has a three in one chance of landing the coveted 007 slot, in addition to 33-year-old Irish “Poldark” actor, Aidan Turner and 31-year-old English “War […] »

- Cat Williams

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How to Identify the Four 'Peak Tom Hardy' Types

17 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

He's created a series of performances that have taken advantage of his intensity, his brutish physique and his way around a multi-syllable sentence – and now, Tom Hardy has somehow created a role for himself that feels more Tom Hardy than almost anything else he's done. In Taboo, the new FX series the actor co-created with father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, he plays gruff protagonist James Delaney, an early 19th-century explorer who returns home to London to find out he's inherited land sought after by the East India Company. »

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James Delaney faces unexpected rival and assassins on Taboo

17 January 2017 9:18 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

This week on Taboo, James Delaney makes plans but they are threatened by a newcomer — and his life is in imminent danger. Tom Hardy’s character is as confident as he is mysterious, and this week sees his plans start to take shape as he makes some important purchases and looks to hire some eyes and ears. However, not all goes his way as it turns out his father had more than old papers and maps hidden away. But will this new arrival end up an enemy or a friend? The British East India Company also continues to plot, as its leader Sir...read more »

- James Wray

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Tom Hardy series 'Taboo' sells to Spain, Russia, Nordic territories

17 January 2017 7:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and Us.

Taboo, the eight-part TV drama series currently playing on BBC One in the UK and FX in the Us, has sold to multiple international territories.

The deals include: HBO for Spain, Nordic territories and Eastern Europe; AMC for Portugal; TV1000/Viasat for Russia and Cis region; Cosmote in Greece; Digiturk in Turkey; and Fox Network Group Latin America for the Americas and the Caribbean.

Set in 1814, Hardy stars in the series as a man who, believed long dead, returns home from Africa to London to inherit the remnants of his father’s shipping empire.

Taboo was created by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for their outfit Hard, Son & Baker, along with Steve Knight and Timothy Bricknell.

Four episodes were directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) and the remaining four were directed by Anders Engström (Wallander). Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe were executive producers for Scott Free London »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Toby Hardy series 'Taboo' sells to Spain, Russia, Nordic territories

17 January 2017 7:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and Us.

Taboo, the eight-part TV drama series currently playing on BBC One in the UK and FX in the Us, has sold to multiple international territories.

The deals include: HBO for Spain, Nordic territories and Eastern Europe; AMC for Portugal; TV1000/Viasat for Russia and Cis region; Cosmote in Greece; Digiturk in Turkey; and Fox Network Group Latin America for the Americas and the Caribbean.

Set in 1814, Hardy stars in the series as a man who, believed long dead, returns home from Africa to London to inherit the remnants of his father’s shipping empire.

Taboo was created by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for their outfit Hard, Son & Baker, along with Steve Knight and Timothy Bricknell.

Four episodes were directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) and the remaining four were directed by Anders Engström (Wallander). Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe were executive producers for Scott Free London »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Tom Hardy on Whether or Not He’s in Contention to Play James Bond: ‘If I Mention It, It’s Gone’

16 January 2017 2:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s looking less and less likely that Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in the next installment of the long-running spy franchise, and speculation about who might succeed him has run rampant in recent months. Among the presumed contenders is Tom Hardy, who may or may not have just confirmed that he’s in the running by not actually speaking about it.

Read More: ‘Taboo’ Review: Tom Hardy is a Powder Keg Primed to Explode in Macho FX Miniseries

“There’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race,” he says during an interview with the Daily Beast. “So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.” Hardy, whose FX series “Taboo” premiered last week, will next be seen in his “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises »

- Michael Nordine

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Tom Hardy Wants to Play James Bond for Director Christopher Nolan

16 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, which was the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as 007, came out more than a year ago. Nothing about the next movie in the long-running franchise has been revealed at this time. It isn't even clear if Daniel Craig is going to return, though Sony really wants him to. With that in mind, there have been a lot of names thrown around when it comes to who may replace Craig as the next Bond. Tom Hardy's name has regularly been mentioned, and now it seems like he has personally dumped some fuel on that fire.

The actor recently spoke with The Daily Beast in order to promote his new show Taboo. The subject of those James Bond rumors did come up. Surprisingly, while not actually saying much, he seemed to confirm that he is at the very least interested, but seemingly implied that some »

- MovieWeb

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‘Taboo’ Premiere Draws 3.4M Viewers In L+3 For FX

16 January 2017 12:32 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tom Hardy’s 19th century drama Taboo is off to a solid start with 3.43M viewers in Live+3 for its January 10 premiere. The series also drew 1.63M adults 18-49, which the cable net said is its most time-shifted series ever in the demo (+101%). The premiere also was the most time-shifted FX drama series bow in total viewers (+86%). For Tuesday night, it was the No. 1 basic cable drama among men 18-34 and No. 2 in multiple demos. Based on an original story by Hardy and his… »

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Tom Hardy’s ‘Taboo’ Premiere TV Ratings Soar 101 Percent With Delayed Viewing

16 January 2017 12:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lots of people played pretty quick catch-up with Tom Hardy’s “Taboo” debut. The FX series premiere episode jumped 101 percent among adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s Live + 3 Day TV ratings, totaling 1.63 million. That’s a new record for a series opener on the cable channel, and the sum total ranks it fourth among new cable dramas over the past year. FX can make the same growth claim in terms of total viewers, though the number is slightly less dramatic. The 72-hour catch-up viewing on Episode 101 of “Taboo” soared 86 percent among overall audience members. That sum is now 3.43 »

- Tony Maglio

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Tom Hardy's Interest On Joining Christopher Nolan For A James Bond Film

16 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Tom Hardy has had a prolific acting career, and he usually has quite a few projects that he is working on. You may first remember him in his first role from HBO's Band of Brothers where he played John A. Janovec for 2 episodes, from his The Dark Knight Rises role as Bane, Mad Max: Fury Road, or his most recent movie role in The Revenant. This is what is on his plate now:

Star Wars: Episode VIII (post-production) / Stormtrooper - rumored (This interests me highly)Dunkirk / Farrier (post-production)Fonzo / Al Capone (pre-production)Mad Max: The Wasteland / Max Rockatansky (announced)Triple Frontier (pre-production) - rumored

In addition to these films, he is also starring in a FX network series called Taboo that he created with his father, and the synopsis for episode 1 reads:

After being presumed dead, adventurer James Delaney reappears in London seeking vengeance for the death of his father. »

- Drew Carlton

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Taboo: Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Hardy’s Show

16 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

So far 2017 has been an excellent year for British drama series, from the long-awaited return of Sherlock to the premier of a new and exciting historical series “Taboo” that aired on the FX Network January 10th. “Taboo” captures 1800s London is all its Dickensian bleakness—from slaughtered fowl being briskly plucked on the sidewalk to men stepping behind Public Houses to pee near the cooking pots. It’s a brilliantly raw story of greed and secrets, some so shocking that they really do the title justice. Featuring a stellar cast and authentic historical references, “Taboo” is a complex journey into human

Taboo: Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Hardy’s Show »

- Virginia Repka-Franco

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The BBC will follow up The Night Manager with The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

16 January 2017 5:56 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Following the success of AMC and the BBC’s The Night Manager at the Golden Globes the two networks are collaborating again to bring another of spymaster John le Carré novels to the small screen. The Tom Hiddleston starring miniseries swept the boards at the Globes last weekend, winning awards for Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and the series itself.

Word reached us from the TCA this weekend that the production team would be reuniting to adapt le Carré ‘s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. The 1963 novel centres around a British agent sent to East Germany as a defector to pass on information about a powerful enemy. It was made into a film in 1965, directed by Martin Ritt and starring Richard Burton and Claire Bloom.

The small screen has seen its share of gripping mini series in its time, and the last few years »

- Jon Lyus

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Tom Hardy fuels James Bond rumours

16 January 2017 3:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Taboo actor has said he’s interested in the role and expressed enthusiasm about a further collaboration with director Christopher Nolan

The actor Tom Hardy has confirmed interest in playing James Bond – by refusing to discuss the matter. Speaking to the Daily Beast, Hardy was keen to express enthusiasm at the interviewer’s suggestion Inception director Christopher Nolan take over the franchise.

“Oh, wow, Chris would be amazing!” said Hardy. “Wow, that would be cool. That would be so cool.”

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- Catherine Shoard

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Tom Hardy James Bond rumours surface once again

16 January 2017 2:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

More Tom Hardy James Bond rumours surface, but the actor has an interesting response to being asked if he’d be up for it.

More on the new Tom Hardy James Bond rumours below.

So this one is a very quick, loose news story. One of Britain’s greatest living actors is Tom Hardy. The thesp can currently be seen wowing BBC audiences in the moody Taboo, but i an interview with The Daily Beast, the actor was asked if he would be up for starring as on of cinema’s most iconic roles… James Bond.

“You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race,” he said.

“So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.”

Well, we »

- Paul Heath

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