Tom Hardy To Star In the Thriller ‘Locke’
Hands down, Tom Hardy is one of the best actors we have today and there are very few who would deny this fact. Hence, it’s not surprising that the guy is so much in demand and is at the top of many a filmmaker’s wish-list. Hence, it isn’t surprising that the guy has been recently roped in to star in another film. This time it’s for the thriller Locke. The movie is centered on a man whose life is going great guns, until one day he receives a mysterious phone call and his whole life changes.
The premise although a bit clichéd has a lot of potential if handled with tact and Steven Knight who is slated to direct the film and has written it, would surely do a good job. After all, Knight in the past has written a great movie like Eastern Promises. Incidentally, Knight is also the director for another thriller called Hummingbird, which is slated for a release this year. The movie shall see Jason Statham in the starring role. Coming back to Locke, its filming is slated to begin in London by the end of this month. It seems like Hardy shall be kept really busy in the near future as, besides Locke he has two other films for which he is soon to begin shooting. Both the films Child 44 and Animal Rescue would have Noomi Rapace starring alongside him.
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Interestingly, Locke will be shot in real time over 90 minutes, which itself should be reason enough for one to watch the film; just out of curiosity if not anything else. Also, many might wonder if the movie will be shot in one take, as its being shot in real time. Besides, shooting in real time would also probably mean that the sequences shown in the film will follow the same order, in which they will have been shot. For example, in many films the director shoots the ending of the film first and then gets on with the rest of shoot, but in the case of Locke the end of the movie will actually be filmed at the end of the shoot.
Paul Webster, who is one of the producers of the film is pretty excited that he has both Hardy and Knight on-board this project and was quoted as saying “Tom Hardy and Steve Knight are two of the most exciting talents working today so Guy and I are really excited to be able team up with them and our friends at IM Global on this unique project”. IM Global is financing the project and Guy Heeley is the other producer on this project.
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