New Line Kicks Off Its Vertigo Slate With Tom Hardy For 100 BULLETS

Much may have been up in the air as to whether or not actor Tom Hardy would be up for a comic book role after departing Suicide Squad long before filming. Alas, if there really indeed was, it appears that question has finally been answered.

For this, we leer on over to a new report from THR announcing the Child 44 and The Dark Knight Rises co-star's newly attached role in New Line Cinema's first foot forward with Vertigo Comics properties, 100 Bullets. The award-winning comic property, created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, ran 100 issues between 1999 and 2009 and tells the story of Agent Graves, the perpetual driving force of a story of a man who, for reasons unknown, presents select recipients with a gun, a photo of the person who ruined their lives, and 100 rounds of untraceable ammunition.

The Vatican Tapes scribe Chris Borelli is well underway in developing the script for Hardy and producer Dean Baker to produce through their Hardy Son & Baker banner. DC Entertainment is also overseeing the project as well with New Line as Veritgo's previous handler, Warner Bros., has its hands full with the current development of its newly awakening Batman movie franchise and the cinematic universe revolving around it with the upcoming Justice League movies, and then some. Also on deck from New Line is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's long-developing take on Neil Gaiman's fantasy epic, The Sandman, further lending an edgier tone to New Line's slate of comic book movies.

Hardy's hugely-received action blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road is now up for grabs on digital platforms while his next dual role in London crime drama, Legend opens this October in the U.S., followed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's latest, The Revenant, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio this Christmas.


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