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“The Dark Knight Rises” star, Tom Hardy, is “The True American”


Deadline has learned that Tom Hardy (“Warrior”) is set to star in “The True American.”

The project will be helmed by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), and is an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ non-fiction book “The True America: Murder and Mercy in Texas.”

The story is set in the days following the September 11 attacks.

Self-styled “Arab slayer” Mark Stroman murdered two immigrants, but a third man survived being shot in the head during the spree: Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran, who was working at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America and worked to have his attacker spared from execution.

This really seems like the kind of over-the-edge role that Hardy could thrive in, and I look forward to yet another powerful performance from this amazing actor. zz3

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