Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace Join 'Child 44'

Daniel Espinosa is directing this thriller set in the 1950s that centers on a former Soviet Police officer investigating a string of child murders.

Tom Hardy will star alongside Noomi Rapace in Child 44
Tom Hardy will star alongside Noomi Rapace in Child 44
Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are in negotiations to star in the gestating thriller Child 44. We first reported on this project back in April 2007, when Ridley Scott was attached to direct. Now he will only produce for his Scott Free production company, alongside Michael Costigan.

Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing from a screenplay by Richard Price, adapted from the Tom Rob Smith novel. The story is set in 1950s Russia, centering on a former Soviet Police member who investigates a series of child murders. He soon finds himself targeted by his own government. Tom Hardy will play the Soviet officer, with Noomi Rapace playing his wife, who pretends to be the loving partner, but is really concealing her true feelings.

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace will first star in the Dennis Lehane adaptation Animal Rescue, which starts shooting in March. Child 44 is scheduled to begin production in Budapest this May.

Child 44 comes to theaters April 17th, 2015 and stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa.



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Comments (5)

  1. Bram Lalmn

    @Bawnian&#169-Dexeus WTF does that mean??????? idiot

    1 year agoby @Bram-LalmnFlag

  2. ROFLitschristian

    Both graciously talented actors.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. The_Crow2k

    I read the book. This better be good.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  4. skywise

    sounds very interesting

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Great that she can act, cause that's all there is to her

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag