Hurt Locker & Zero Dark Thirty’s Kathryn Bigelow is leaving war zones behind but she’s sticking with the War On Terror, but this time looking at one of the effects on American soil with The True American.
And now TheWrap reports that Tom Hardy has signed up to star.
The movie is based on the non-fiction book by the New York Times’s Anand Giridharadas, about self-styled ‘Arab Slayer’ Mark Stroman. The Texas born Stroman killed two middle-eastern immigrants in the wakes of 9/11.
He also attempted to kill another man by shooting him in the head while he was working at a Dallas convenience store. However the Muslim immigrant – who was a veteran of the Bangladesh Air Force – survived and ended up trying to let his attacker get spared from the death penalty.
Kathryn Bigelow is directing and producing the film, although it’s not clear when it will shoot.