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Tom Hardy to Star in Warner Bros. Outlaw Biker Film

Tom Hardy is in negotiations to produce and star in an as-of-yet titled outlaw biker film with Warner Bros., Collider is reporting. The actor, who signed a first-look deal with the studio, has finished shooting ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and director John Hillcoat’s ‘The Wettest County,’ which is set to be released in August, leaving him time to shoot the biker film.

The biker movie, which will be Hardy’s first project under his new Executive Options banner, will follow his character, a wounded Vietnam war veteran returning home to San Francisco in 1969. His character will emerge as the leader of one of the most violent outlaw biker gangs in California, as the story explores the clashing cultures of the Haight-Ashbury district.

Hardy will partner with Linson Entertainment producers Art Linson and John Linson for the film, whose script was written by ‘Vacany’ scribe Mark L. Smith. The screenwriter was a surprising choice to pen the script, as he’s primarily known for such horror/thriller films as ‘The Hole 3D’ and ‘Seance,’ as well as the ‘Vacancy’ series. But the biker film is based on an original idea from John Linson, which will surely allow Hardy to show his diverse acting talents.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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