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Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon to play brothers in The Long Red Road

Aug. 15, 2012by: Niki Stephens
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Back in February, Tom Hardy took center stage for the play, THE LONG RED ROAD for director Philip Seymour Hoffman. It must have been a good show since it is now being translated to the big screen.

Hardy will reprise his role as Sammy for the film. The story centers on the character who, has fled his past and landed in South Dakota, where he is slowly drinking himself to death. When his young daughter arrives desperate to reunite with her father, he must decide between the self-hatred that consumes him and the responsibilities hes tried to leave behind."

Michael Shannon will play Sammy's brother, Bob.

Brett C. Leonard, who wrote the play, served as scribe/producer on the HBO series, HUNG.

There's no word yet on whether or not Hoffman will come back on board as director. He's always a busy guy, so we'll have to see if he can secure some time to take on this project. I think it would be great if he did.

Source: Variety

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6:18AM on 08/16/2012
If you're going to cast Tom Hardy's brother, why not just get Logan Marshall Green? Did you see Prometheus? It was like Tom Hardy was playing the lead!
If you're going to cast Tom Hardy's brother, why not just get Logan Marshall Green? Did you see Prometheus? It was like Tom Hardy was playing the lead!
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12:04PM on 08/16/2012
Because Logan Marshall Green can't carry Michael Shannon's acting jockstrap son! You cast Logan Marshall Green when you have a medical drama pilot set up at TNT and you want a "Tom Hardy type" but know damn well he ain't gonna do it. Much like how you cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan when you have a project you want Javier Bardem for but know he'll never take.
Because Logan Marshall Green can't carry Michael Shannon's acting jockstrap son! You cast Logan Marshall Green when you have a medical drama pilot set up at TNT and you want a "Tom Hardy type" but know damn well he ain't gonna do it. Much like how you cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan when you have a project you want Javier Bardem for but know he'll never take.
11:07PM on 08/15/2012
So, um, General Zod and Bane are brothers? Mind blown.
So, um, General Zod and Bane are brothers? Mind blown.
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9:58PM on 08/15/2012

Shannon

so very awesome to see Shannon get more press, he certainly deserves it and is one of the most unique talents to come by in years and years and years. A very distinct look as well. You go Van Alden you creepy bastard!
so very awesome to see Shannon get more press, he certainly deserves it and is one of the most unique talents to come by in years and years and years. A very distinct look as well. You go Van Alden you creepy bastard!
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9:58PM on 08/15/2012

Shannon

so very awesome to see Shannon get more press, he certainly deserves it and is one of the most unique talents to come by in years and years and years. A very distinct look as well. You go Van Alden you creepy bastard!
so very awesome to see Shannon get more press, he certainly deserves it and is one of the most unique talents to come by in years and years and years. A very distinct look as well. You go Van Alden you creepy bastard!
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