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Thursday 28 May 2015

Hardy takes a military movie role

Tom Hardy is reportedly in the frame for Samarkand
Tom Hardy is reportedly in the frame for Samarkand

Tom Hardy has apparently signed on to star in military drama Samarkand.

The Dark Knight Rises star is rumoured to play an SAS soldier who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when he returns from operations in the Middle East, reported Deadline.

The film, to be directed by Greg Williams, will follow him as he reintegrates from the battlefield back into society.

It follows in the footsteps of other PTSD movies such as Stop-Loss and In The Valley Of Elah.

Tom, who portrayed Batman's nemesis Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and was in John Hillcoat's Lawless, will next be seen opposite Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road.

He is about to start filming the big-screen adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Animal Rescue with Noomi Rapace, and is also co-starring with her in the Soviet thriller Child 44.

The 35-year-old is also attached to an adaptation of the video game Splinter Cell, the real-time thriller Locke and the drama Everest for director Doug Liman.

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