March 22nd, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Oldman is signing on to join Tom Hardy in Child 44, a 1950s Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer via the Scott Free banner. Lionsgate is distributing. Daniel Espinosa is directing the thriller, which follows a member of the Soviet military police (Hardy) who, while investigating a series of child murders, finds himself the target of his own government’s suspicions. In what should prove to be a meaty role, Oldman will play the head of police who is acting on those suspicions. Noomi Rapace is playing Hardy’s chameleon-like wife, while Joel Kinnaman is playing an ambitious and murderous co-worker. Worldview Entertainment will co-finance and executive produce the film with Summit Entertainment. Elishia Holmes is exec producing, as is Douglas Urbanski. A June 10 production start is being eyed. I can only assume someone’s being very happy about this – as Noomi has stated numerous times that Gary Oldman is her all-time favorite actor.