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Tom Hardy Has The Keys To Locke
Steven Knight's real-time thriller

08 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Tom Hardy, This Means War

With his days as Gotham’s reckoning behind him, Tom Hardy his loading his schedule with new movies that don’t require him to take out American Football stadiums. But even with several films now in development, he’s got room for more, adding a starring role in Steven Knight’s Locke to his to-do list.

Knight, who wrote Dirty Pretty Things, Amazing Grace, Eastern Promises and recently turned director for his thriller script Hummingbird, is back in the big folding chair for this one.

Locke finds Hardy as Ivan Locke, a man whose seemingly perfect life unravels during a tension-filled 90-minute race against the clock, which will apparently be shot to take place in real time.

With shooting set to start later this month in London, Knight and backers IM Global are headed to Berlin this week to sell the rights at the European Film Market. This being a film for sale, there’s naturally a supportive press release to go along with it. "I'm really excited to be working with Tom Hardy on an innovative piece of filmmaking which will exercise his immense talent to the full," Knight says in a statement picked up by the Hollywood Reporter. We’re just hoping they can make it work more skilfully than Johnny Depp thriller Nick Of Time or Al Pacino dud 88 Minutes.

Hardy has finally finished work on the exhaustive Mad Max: Fury Road shoot and is also scheduled to film Animal Rescue alongside Noomi Rapace. Sounds like Locke will fit in before everything else he has planed…


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Please don't let this be another 88 Minutes! If TV could do real time drama so well with 24, why do so many movies muck it up? There are exceptions of course (High Noon being the one that springs immediately to mind) so let's hope this one pulls it off too. More

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