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Tom Hardy Gets His Motor Runnin'
For a new biker movie

09 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Tom Hardy Gets His Motor Runnin'

Warner Bros. clearly realised that after Inception and his upcoming role in The Dark Knight as Bane, Tom Hardy was a talent they should keep in close contact with. It wasn’t a shock, then, to learn this week that he had signed a first-look deal with the studio. With the ink barely dry on the documents, he’s announced his first project: starring in an outlaw biker drama.

John Linson, who knows a thing or two about two-wheeled terrors thanks to his producing duties on Sons Of Anarchy, came up with the original idea and handed it to Vacancy’s Mark L. Smith to bash out a script.

Hardy will play a wounded Vietnam vet who comes home to San Francisco in the middle of the culture clash melee in 1969. He decides to make war rather than love, and rises to become the leader of California’s most violent outlaw biker club. Heck, it could even be a prequel to Clay, Jax and the rest over at SOA...

While he may want to forget he was ever in This Means War (even if he was entertaining in it), Hardy has The Dark Knight Rises next, and we’ll all find out if we can understand what Bane is saying on July 20.


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In reply to leroythemasochist - No sense of humor?! He was playing with Ross the entire time and vice versa! That was one of the most hilarious interviews I had ever seen. It baffles me that some people never caught on to his jokes, contrary to your statement Hardy is a very funny guy with an excellent sense of humor who's not afraid to make fun of himself. Sorry, I'm done with the rant now mate. Just couldn't stand seeing him in the same "no humor" category as Bale. More

Posted by ekohlle at 22:51 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

yet again.... brilliant
saw Hardy on Jonathan Ross few weeks back - ooooh dear. no-sense-of-humour-alert! like he'd been hanging around Bale too much... But I still rate him and have thought he's been great in everything I've seen him in (not seen This Means War - is it really terrible? Empire gave it tons of coverage and quite a good write up didnt they?) Also, where can you go wrong with big bikes, 'Nam vets and San Francisco?? Yeah, you're right, it sounds like some bad Stallone movie from the 80s that never More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 11:32 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

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