Along with a possible the Elton John-centric biopic Rocketman
, Tom Hardy
has come on board Yakuza drama The Outsider
with Takashi Miike
in negotiations to direct what would be his English-language debut.
Silver Pictures has acquired the Andrew Baldwin
script The Outsider
back in November of last year, which is set in post-WWII Japan in the Yakuza underworld and Hardy was rumored for the lead role.
Well, Bane himself, The Dark Knight Rises’ Tom Hardy will indeed star in the independently-financed film, previously set up at Warner Bros.
Based on an original idea by John Linson
, an epic story that ‘chronicles the life of a former American G.I. who becomes a Yakuza enforcer and falls in love with a young woman within the crime family, which is seen as a betrayal’ will be shoot in Japan early next year.
Hardy next stars in the franchise reboot Mad Max: Fury Road,
along with the Dennis Lehane-scripted and Michael R. Roskam-directed crime drama Animal Rescue
opposite Noomi Rapace who will reunite with Hardy on upcoming Daniel Espinosa-directed Stalin-era thriller Child 44
Prolific Japanese film director Miike has helmed more than 60 Japanese-language films including absurdly violent films such as Ichi The Killer
and Dead Or Alive
, or most recently, the samurai epic, 13 Assassins
Stay tuned, and thanks for your interest.