american tom hardy

This long-simmering project just got a shot in the arm: ‘Oscar-nominated director Pablo Larrain is attached to helm Oscar-nominated Tom Hardy in “The True American” for Annapurna Pictures.

The story, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ 2014 non-fiction novel, follows a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran named Rais Bhuiyan who narrowly escapes a hate crime just days after 9/11. He then surprisingly works to have his attacker spared from execution.

Kathryn Bigelow was at one point set to direct and remains onboard as producer alongside Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman and Juan de Dios Larrain.’
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Photo by Jeff Vespa | TIFF studio portrait for Legend | Toronto, Ca | Sept 13, 2015

I’ve been stitching a LOT since we’ve been living in the car, mostly because it’s a very portable & compact hobby but also because it helps take my mind off of things (like the fact that we’re living in the car) for a little while. Nothing major since I really only gave scraps of Aida and a very select collection of colors (no money for craft supplies atm), but I’ve done several mandalas and a few other pieces. A few weeks ago I stitched a mini Mad Sweeney from American Gods because he’s the best character on the show, and then a few days ago I decided to stitch some of my other favorite “misunderstood” men (I stuck to tv & miniseries because if I branched out to movies I would be stitching FOREVER). Left to Right Top Row: Mad Sweeney (American Gods) saying “You’re an asshole, dead wife!” James Delaney (Taboo) saying “I have a use for you.” John Thornton (North & South) saying “Look back at me.” Left to Right Bottom Row: Hannibal (Hannibal) saying “I’ve taken off my person suit.” Jorah Mormont (Game of Thrones) saying “I love you Khaleesi.” Prince Hal (The Hollow Crown) saying “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” I am planning (once I can afford a 6-picture collage frame and once we have a wall to hang it on) to get a big frame for them all (they’re all around the same size, a collage frame with 6 4x6 portrait-style picture holes in it should work damn near perfectly)….I’m not sure if I will make little name tags for them or not (it wouldn’t be for me really, it’d be for anyone who doesn’t know the characters)….but I’ve got time to decide 😎😉❤

jon bernthal is the american tom hardy* (or vise versa)

- love dogs – pit bull advocates
- married with kids
- practically same age – 40 vs 39
- virgos – sept 20 vs sept 15
- practically same height – 5'10" vs 5'9" (short but ~seem tall)
- obvious talent
- prime physical condition
- acclaimed work on movies & tv
- cult status projects
- shia labeouf connection
- good looking but not ~hollywood good looking
- unjustly overshadowed by leonardo dicaprio in projects

/random late night observation
* my knowledge of tom hardy is minimal these are just the main things that stick out to a layperson


15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015*


Sleeping With Other People, Leslye Headlund

After making a name for herself with the acerbic comedy Bachelorette and penning the script for 2014’s About Last Night, Headland gets behind the camera again with a comedy about a serial cheater and a womanizer who turn to each other for support 

Songs My Brother Taught Me, Chloé Zhao

Director Zhao spent years researching the script for her film writing over 30 drafts and picking up funding from nearly every independent U.S. filmmaking institution along the way. Songs, about a girl and her brother growing up and growing apart on a small reservation, is already set to have its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. 

True American/Untitled Bowe Bergdahl Pic, Kathryn Bigelow

After nearly two years of radio silence since Zero Dark Thirty Bigelow announced in May of 2014 that she was working on an adaptation of the non-fiction book True American quickly followed by a second announcement just a month later that she was collaborating with Mark Boal on an as yet untitled Bowe Bergdahl Pic. Which movie will be made first is anyone’s guess, but it seems like a sure bet that we’ll be seeing one of them before 2015 is over. 

Unforgettable, Amma Asante

Even before her hit period piece Belle was released in theatres Asante had already booked her third film, Unforgettable, a studio feature from WB about the volatile relationship between the former and current wife of the same man. Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson are already in talks to star.

The Whole Truth, Courtney Hunt

Unbelievably it’s been 7 years since Hunt’s Oscar nominated debut feature Frozen River. Since then Hunt’s struggle to produce a second film has been marked by a number of false starts.
Her latest movie was not exempt from this ill-fortune (Daniel Craig dropped out of the lead role days before shooting began) but Hunt persevered and her story about two lawyers (played by Keanu Reeves and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and their struggle to uncover the truth behind a gruesome murder is set to debut at last in 2015.

1-5, 6-10

*List does not include 2014 festival releases that will be distributed in 2015.

me to thick tom hardy: do me
me to muscular tom hardy: do me
me to skinny tom hardy: do me
me to shy tom hardy: do me
me to confident tom hardy: do me
me to tattooed tom hardy: do me
me to bald tom hardy: do me
me to embarrassing selfies tom hardy: do me
me to hairy tom hardy: do me
me to small peen tom hardy: do me
me to american accent tom hardy: do me
me to every version of tom hardy in existence: fuck me up

A new, fantastic film project for Tom:

Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hardy Tackling Adaptation of ‘True American’ Book

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has come out on top of a heated bidding war to pick up the screen rights to The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas in a package that sees Kathryn Bigelow on board to directand produce.

The adaptation also comes with Tom Hardy attached to star in what is planned to be a searing drama of loss and redemption. […]

The deal now reteams Annapurna with Bigelow, who directed Zero Dark Thirty, the 2012 Oscar-nominated drama that the company produced and financed.

No writer is attached at this stage.

The book, which hit stores on May 5, does not the have the easiest topic to sell to studios, which would much rather see packages with capes or creatures, but it is compelling and attracted top talent.

It tells the true story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi who had recently immigrated to the U.S. and was working in a mini-mart when 9/11 happened. In the days after the terror attacks, Mark Stroman, going on what he considered a patriotic spree, shot Bhuiyan and workers at other gas stations. Two other victims died but Buiyan lived. Stroman, meanwhile, got the death penalty.

Ten years later, in an effort to find healing, Bhuiyan wrestled a series of obstacles in order to meet his shooter and publicly forgive him. He then fought the state and the governor to have Stroman’s life spared. (x)