Aussie actor Jason Clarke has been flirting with the edges of true movie stardom in the likes of The Thing, The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty and White House Down, and now he’s got another interesting role that will see him reunite with Lawless co-star Tom Hardy.
THR reports that Clarke has signed up for Child 44, which follows Tom Hardy’s character, a Soviet military police officer who investigates a string of brutal child murders in the 1950s, only to discover that he himself has become a target of his own government. Jason Clarke is playing a man named Brodsky, who is accused of being a traitor by the MP. Noomi Rapace is Tom Hardy’s wife, with Joel Kinnaman playing the military cop’s murderous co-worker. Paddy Considine, Gary Oldman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman also star,
Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing from a script by Richard Price, which was adapted from Tom Rob Smith’s novel. Filming is already under way.