CHILD 44 To Movies

Child 44Before it was published, Ridley Scott bought the film rights to  Child 44, (Hachette/Grand Central), Tom Rob Smith’s heavily promoted debut, set in the 1950′s era Soviet Union. It went on to become a best seller and the author has since completed the trilogy with The Secret Speech (2009) and  Agent 6, (2012).

Today, Deadline reports that filming may begin this year, with Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directing and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in talks to star. Noomi Rapace (who starred in the Swedish-language Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is in talks to play his wife, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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