Tom Hardy producing & starring in outlaw biker movie for Warner Brothers
‘Warrior’, ‘This Means War’, ‘TDKR’ actor sets up first look deal with studio.
Just after watching ‘Warrior’ (my favorite film of 2011), Tom Hardy became my favorite young actor of this generation and rightfully so – the man is intense and can give an excellent performance when needed. He was also one of the best parts of the romantic comedy ‘This Means War’ despite it not being his genre at all. Audiences will be more familiar of him after his star turn as Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, but looks like he’s already looking ahead and has signed a first look deal with Warner Brothers with a first movie in place.
Variety says that the actor is set to produce as well as star in a movie about outlaw bikers which is scripted by Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) from a story idea by John Linson. It’s going to be a period set piece and here’s the logline:
A wounded Vietnam veteran returns home to San Francisco at the height of unrest of 1969. Amid clashing cultures of the Haight Ashbury district, he emerges to become the leader of California’s most violent outlaw biker club.
It’s not the most original idea but Hardy does well with more macho and physical characters and an outlaw biker fits well into that mold. He’s bound to become a bigger name after his turn as Bane, so Warner Brothers might be looking at a decent earner here.
What do you think?
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