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

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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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