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Tom Hardy set to star in real time action-thriller Locke

Feb. 7, 2013by: Kevin Woods

Tom Hardy is a badass, plain and simple. The guy can act circles around most of his peers and has solidified himself as one of the busiest actors in the game today. In my opinion there isn't a single role the man couldn't tackle and make a film all the better for it. So it is always with heavy interest when I hear of Hardy taking on a new role, and his latest sounds like it will kick an ungodly amount of ass.

The Hollywood Reporter is sharing news out of Berlin that Hardy has signed on to star in director Steven Knight's LOCKE, an action-thriller that will be shot in real time.

Based on an original screenplay from Knight, Locke tells the story of one man’s life unraveling in a tension-fuelled, 90-minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.

LOCKE is set to begin production later this month in London. Knight plans on shooting the 90-minute film in real time.

And let's not forget that Hardy still has MAD MAX: FURY ROAD coming our way next year!

Extra Tidbit: I dig real time thrillers. Some of the best uses of that style include ROPE, NICK OF TIME, and the Josh Becker classic RUNNING TIME. What's your favorite 'real time' film?

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