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.