Tom Hardy may be going to war. Having just starred in Dunkirk, he’s now planning to star in and produce a movie version of the war memoir, My War Gone By, I Miss It So, but journalist and war correspondent, Anthony Loyd. Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, The Accountant) is set to direct, according to Variety.
Lloyd’s book is a, ‘personal account of the Bosnian War, and alternates between his experiences in Bosnia and personal reflections of his time in the British army, his parents’ divorce, his estrangement from his father, and his heroin addiction.’
Hardy comments, “‘My War Gone By’ is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the nature of addiction and the experience of war. I was struck by Anthony’s work and words, experiences, and for me his is an important voice and an important book.”
O’Connor adds, “Anthony’s memoir was love at first page – a portrait of war like I’d never read before, An up-close-and-personal account of a heroin junkie reporting from the front lines of Bosnia – the bloodiest conflict Europe has witnessed since the Second World War – who uses the high of war to kick his drug habit. It’s a book written with both fists. It’s Anthony’s ‘Apocalypse Now.’ I feel privileged and honored for the opportunity to bring the book to the movies.”