“I would wear a paper bag over my head for that man.” - Tom Hardy on director, Christopher Nolan
Something to make you scream and cry:
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hardy will star in The Outsider, a Silver Pictures’ film that will mark the English language debut of Japanese director Takashi Miike, who’s in negotiations to direct the Andrew Baldwin script. The film is based on an original idea by John Linson, who will produce along with Art Linson through their Linson Entertainment banner. Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Steve Richards will produce for Silver Pictures. The project, originally set at Warner Bros, will be independently financed to shoot in Japan early next year. It’s an epic story set in post-World War II Japan, chronicling the life of a former American G.I. who becomes part of the Japanese Yakuza.
Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy - premieres July 17 9 pm on ITV1. :D
BAFTA award-winning actor Tom Hardy travels to South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania - to uncover the truth about poaching.
This will be absolutely brilliant, I’m sure.
The poachers of southern Africa beware – hard man actor Tom Hardy is coming to get you.
Animal lover Hardy was linked to an anti-poaching movie last year, reportedly involving fellow actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, but ITV has this morning confirmed that Hardy’s own production company has joined in making a two-part documentary for the channel, likely to be screened next month.
Said the film’s producer Dean Baker: “Tom’s goal is to bring the senseless slaughter of endangered wildlife in Africa to the attention of the masses. This documentary is the first step of that process. We both hope it finds an engaged, empathetic audience who can be motivated to action.”
The star of Inception, Dark Knight Rises and Bronson has, apparently, drawn his inspiration from former Special Forces friends who are now serving on anti-poaching patrols across Africa. This documentary has taken him to South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania where he witnessed for himself the consequence of the poachers’ activities on elephant and rhino herds.
Jo Clinton-Davis, ITV controller of factual, said: “The story of the impact of wildlife poaching in Africa is one that is important to tell now more than ever. Tom Hardy’s palpable concern and commitment to shedding light on what is happening and what the answers might be allow him to bring this reality home in a way that we believe will resonate powerfully with our audience.”