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Gary Oldman Joining Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace in ‘Child 44’ (Exclusive)

Gary Oldman Joining Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace in ‘Child 44’ (Exclusive)

Daniel Espinosa is directing the Soviet-era thriller produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer.


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Gary Oldman is signing on to join Tom Hardy in , a 1950s Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer via the Scott Free banner. Lionsgate is distributing.

Daniel Espinosa is directing the thriller, which follows a member of the Soviet military police (Hardy) who, while investigating a series of child murders, finds himself the target of his own government’s suspicions.

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In what should prove to be a meaty role, Oldman will play the head of police who is acting on those suspicions. 

Noomi Rapace is playing Hardy’s chameleon-like wife, while Joel Kinnaman is playing an ambitious and murderous co-worker.

Richard Price wrote the script, adapting the Tom Rob Smith novel.

Worldview Entertainment will co-finance and executive produce the film with Summit Entertainment. Elishia Holmes is exec producing, as is Douglas Urbanski. A June 10 production start is being eyed.

The in-demand Oldman continues his hot streak. The dealmaking comes just weeks after the actor landed a major role in and on the heels of wrapping up shooting MGM’s remake of .

Oldman is repped by his manager, Urbanski, APA, and Loeb and Loeb.

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