Actors Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum will star together in a war film inspired by events in Afghanistan earlier this year.
While they were supposed to be the two headliners of the action movie Triple Frontier – when the project was still called Sleeping Dogs and was headed by Paramount – Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street) et Tom Hardy (Venom, Mad Max : Fury Road) have finally found another opportunity to retaliate. As revealed Deadline, the two actors will star in the next war film from Universal Pictures, which has not yet unveiled a title, but a beginning of the pitch. The film will thus draw inspiration from recent events in Afghanistan., with the withdrawal of American troops and the capture of Kabul by the Taliban.
This feature film in development is an original project by George Nolfi, the director of The agency starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, also known as the co-writer of Prisoners of time, Ocean’s Twelve, The Sentinel and The Bourne Ultimatum. The scenario will focus in particular on three former members of the special forces, who will return to the front lines alongside their Afghan counterparts to save several families and allies who were left behind during the Taliban seizure of power and the chaotic evacuation of the country. A story at first glance very patriotic, which could be tempted to rewrite history to give a better role to the United States, thus hoping for a little more subtlety than what the starting point suggests.
The pitch mentions three soldiers, therefore we expect a third name to be announced in the coming months to join the two actors, who will also be participating in the production alongside Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan of Free Association. It will be a return to military uniform for Tom Hardy, who began his career playing a soldier in The fall of the Black Falcon by Ridley Scott, before filming in the B series Deserter, and to a lesser extent the film Dunkerque, de Christopher Nolan.
Channing Tatum will also be able to make a more noble entry into the genre after the grotesques GI Joe: Awakening the Cobra and GI Joe: Conspiracy, not to mention his role as an overtrained cop in White House Down. As with the title or the rest of the cast, the film has not yet revealed a release date, or start of production.
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After Venom 2, Tom Hardy Joins Channing Tatum For Afghanistan War Movie