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Tom Hardy to star alongside Pete Davidson and Bill Skarsgard in new Vietnam war movie
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Tom Hardy to star alongside Pete Davidson and Bill Skarsgard in new Vietnam war movie

Tom Hardy is to headline The Things They Carried, a new movie set in the Vietnam War. 

Deadline reports that Hardy will top an all-star cast for the movie, which is based on Tim O’Brien’s acclaimed collection of stories about a platoon of young soldiers and their experiences on the front lines during the Vietnam War.

Starring alongside Hardy are Tye Sheridan, Stephan James, Bill Skarsgard, Pete Davidson, Ashton Sanders, Moises Arias, Angus Cloud and Martin Sensmeier. 

Rupert Sanders, director of Snow White And The Huntsman and the remake of Ghost In The Shell, will take charge. Scott B. Smith has provided the screenplay. 

Production on the movie is set to begin in Thailand in early 2021. Hardy’s production company Hardy Son & Baker are among the producers. 

O'Brien served in the Vietnam War and his collection is often taught in middle schools and high schools across America.

The collection e tells the story of the young men of Alpha Company, a platoon of soldiers sent to fight on the ground during the War as they move from village to village amid the chaos of warfare, trying to keep things together and trying to stay alive. 

One of the stories, A Soldier's Sweetheart, was made into a 1998 television film with Kiefer Sutherland leading the way.

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