Tom Hardy eyeing role in movie based on Dennis Lehane short story

November 13, 2012

Hardy is reportedly very interested. ― Reuters picHardy is reportedly very interested. ― Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13 ― Belgian filmmaker Michael Roskam, who put his name on the map with Bullhead, could direct Tom Hardy in “Animal Rescue”, the latest book to film adaptation of a Dennis Lehane story after “Mystic River”, “Gone Baby Gone” and “Shutter Island”.

Hardy (Bane in the most recent “Batman”) is reportedly very interested in “Animal Rescue”.

He would be cast as a bad boy barman from Boston who saves a pitbull cub he finds abandoned in a garbage can. The local mob and the dog's former owner subsequently make his life more difficult, reports Variety.

Roskam is Fox Searchlight's favorite choice to helm the criminal drama. Neil Burger had previously been tied to the film, according to Variety.

“Animal Rescue” is the latest film in a long line of projects inspired by Dennis Lehane's works. The author is directly involved in the production as the scriptwriter, and the film will start shooting early next year. ― AFP-Relaxnews

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