Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace are spending much of this year together, making Animal Rescue and Child 44. Now they’ve got a new co-star for the latter, as Joel Kinnaman is in talks to join the movie. Kinnaman will reunite with director Daniel Espinosa for the film, having previously worked together on Snabba Cash and last year’s action-thriller, Safe House.
Child 44 is set in 1950s Russia, with Hardy as a Soviet military police officer who becomes the target of his suspicious government while he’s investigating a string of child murders. Joel Kinnaman will play the killer responsible for these brutal deaths. Noomi Rapace is Hardy’s wife.
Daniel Espinosa will direct from a screenplay by Richard Price, adapted from the Tom Rob Smith novel of the same name. Shooting will start this summer. (Source: THR)