Is Tom Hardy going to star in a World War II movie?
That seems like a definite possibility based on Monday's report from Variety. The actor is currently in talk to be in action thriller "Dunkirk" with Christopher Nolan attached to direct and produce along with his wife, Emma. Nolan is most commonly known for directing the Batman movies, including The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises where Hardy played Bane.
Greg Silverman, president of Creative Development and Worldwide Production said, "We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker who has created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time. 'Dunkirk' is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen."
The casting department has reportedly been testing teenagers for lead roles, but Nolan seemed to want to try out adults as well. The story will revolve around a French city in World War II during an evacuation.
It's unclear on which part Hardy would play, but it could be for something pretty meaningful since he's worked with Nolan before.
The film is expected to hit theaters on July 21, 2017. Hardy's next film is The Revenant, which hits theaters on January 8, 2016.
Some of Hardy's other credits include Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road and Warrior.