According to Deadline, the strong cast that director Daniel Espinosa assembled for Child 44 just got better. Philip Seymour Hoffman is negotiating to join Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman in the film. The picture is being made by Summit Entertainment and co-financed and executive produced by Worldview Entertainment. An adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith bestseller, the Richard Price-scripted Child 44 focuses on a member of the Soviet military police who investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. His biggest impediment is a government that refuses to acknowledge a serial killer is in their midst. Ridley Scott is producing under his Scott Free Productions banner with Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro. Hoffman joins the film mid-swing, as principal photography began June 10th in Prague.
Finally there’s something positive to report regarding the sequel to Prometheus! Variety is reporting that Fox and Ridley Scott are getting closer to returning to space as Jack Paglen (Transcendence) is in talks to write the follow-up to last yearâ€™s sci-fi blockbuster, Prometheus! Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though itâ€™s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return. In the original film archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the â€śEngineers.â€ť Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weylandâ€™s android David (Michael Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. The original article can be read at DreadCentral.
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Paddy Considine and Fares Fares (“Zero Dark Thirty”) are in negotiations to join the international ensemble of Summit Entertainment’s Soviet-era thriller “Child 44,” TheWrap has learned. The duo will be joining Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman in the movie, which Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) is directing from a script by Richard Price, who adapted the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith. “The Killing” star Joel Kinnaman was previously reported to be in negotiations as well. Set during the 1950s, “Child 44″ follows a member of the Soviet police (Hardy) who finds himself the target of his own governmentâ€™s suspicions as he investigates a brutal serial killer targeting children. Fares will play one of Hardy’s trusted allies, while Considine’s role is being kept under wraps. Summit, which is owned by Lionsgate, partnered with Worldview Entertainment to co-finance and executive produce the movie earlier this year. Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer will produce for Scott Free Productions along with Greg Shapiro. Lionsgate execs Erik Feig and Jim Miller will oversee the project for the studio. While “Child 44″ is set in Russia, its cast will be primarily British (Hardy, Oldman, Considine) and Swedish (Rapace, Kinnaman, Fares).