I wasn't really sure if CHILD 44 was AITH material - still not sure, honestly - but as it looks like a compelling and creepy crime thriller about a serial killer, we'll roll with it. Plus, it has an amazing cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel. Hard to argue with names like that!
Give the trailer a peek below and let us know what you think.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”
Based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith, CHILD 44 has a screenplay by Richard Price and directed by Daniel Espinosa. It hits theaters on April 17th.