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.’
Originally reported by deadline.com
Photo by Jeff Vespa | TIFF studio portrait for Legend | Toronto, Ca | Sept 13, 2015


You know how I know it’s the end of the world? Everything’s already been done. Every kind of music’s been tried. Every kind of government’s been tried, every fucking hairstyle, bubble gum flavors, you know, breakfast cereal. What are we going to do? How are we going to make another thousand years? I’m telling you, man, it’s over. We used it all up. 

Strange Days (1995) dir. Kathryn Bigelow