I’ve been a fan of Tom Hardy for years. Recently, the actor has been killing it on TV with his show Taboo on FX. Now it’s reported that he’ll be teaming up with director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) on a true story Navy Seal adventure called War Party. If that doesn’t sound exciting enough, then get this: Netflix outbid studios like Amazon, Universal, and Lionsgate for the film rights, and Ridley Scott has agreed to produce.
Details on the project is being kept under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter reported the story is based on true events and is being described as an adventure project. War Party will center on real life Navy Seals, with Hardy leading the way. Scott will produce the film (via his Free Films production).
I’m not familiar with Andrew Dominik’s work as a director, but I plan on changing that real fast by checking out The Assassination of Jesse James. Dominik is described as an ambitious director, which could make a Netflix backed film like War Party anything but ordinary.
Meanwhile, Hardy once again attaches himself to these unique projects that continue to stretch his talent as an actor. I’m still waiting for his video game adaptation of Splinter Cell with Doug Liman, however, a project like War Party with the creative talent surrounding it and being backed by Netflix sounds very interesting. No details on when production on the film could begin, but considering Hardy’s upcoming schedule (Fonzo, Triple Frontier) it’ll likely be towards the end of 2017, if not early 2018.