Tom Hardy has said that he was intrigued by his Lawless character.
The actor explained that it was an acting challenge to bring humanity to Lawless’s bootlegger Forrest Bondurant, who swings between childlike kindness and violently aggressive behaviour.
“I take characters as they come, characters that interest me, that have scope. And also, a diversity of different ranges and colours and characteristics that are interesting in finding paradoxes and dichotomies of man,” Hardy said, reports Flicks and Bits.
Hardy continued: “[With Forrest, I was] like, ‘How can somebody be so violent, yet at the same time be such a little boy?’ Someone intrinsically innocent and naive and have such a heart, but then he’d do something on the other side that was so incredibly, horrifically horrible.
“And yet where the fulcrum is in the middle, someone that by the end of the film I want the audience to have the ability to care about that person.”
The film’s director John Hillcoat recently revealed that he was left “awestruck” by Hardy and also praised the actor’s chemistry with co-star Shia LaBeouf.
Source: Digital Spy
Acclaimed director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in his epic gangster tale, ‘Lawless.’ ‘Lawless’ is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurant’s fictionalized account of his family, “The Wettest County in the World,” the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan – alongside two of the finest actors of their generations, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. A riveting, intense story of crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, ‘Lawless’ is a rich addition to the American gangster canon. Look out for the film in cinemas August 29th in the US and September 7th in the UK.
Source: Flicks and Bits
Tom Hardy is set to reprise his role as Sam in a film adaptation of Brett C. Leonard’s play The Long Red Road.
The Dark Knight Rises actor – who starred in the play when it premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago 2010 – will star alongside Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon as his older brother, Variety reports.
The play follows Sam as he attempts to drink away his demons on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. When a visitor from his past arrives, Sam is forced to take a long hard look at himself and his former life.
Philip Seymour Hoffman directed the play when it ran in Chicago in 2010. It is not known if he will direct the production for the big screen
The film will be the first feature from Whipsmart, Paul Neesan’s new production company.
Source: Belfast Telegraph
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