Tom Hardy to star in and produce adaptation of hit graphic novel 100 Bullets
Tom Hardy is to star in and produce a big screen adaptation of acclaimed graphic novel series 100 Bullets.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hardy will steer the movie alongside Dean Baker via the pair's Hardy Son & Baker production company, with a view to taking a starring role in the movie, which has a script from The Vatican Tapes' writer Chris Borrelli.
100 Bullets ran for 100 issues from 1999 to 2009 and followed the adventures of an Agent Graves. In each issue Graves presented different people, for reasons unknown, with a gun, the identity of the person who ruined their lives and 100 rounds of untraceable ammunition.
The project joins Neil Gaiman's Sandman in being developed by New Line, the branch of Warner Brothers now responsible for bringing edgier heroes to the big screen.
Hardy has had a busy summer with a starring role in the hugely successful reboot Mad Max: Fury Road (which you can pre-order here) and a forthcoming starring role as both Kray twins in new thriller Legend, which opens next month.