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.