Tom Hardy is a hot commodity these days. After his charismatic performance in Inception, it seems like everybody wants a piece! The British actor has just landed a new gig replacing Michael Fassbender in the film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. According to a casting piece in The Daily Mail via The Playlist, Fassbender is busy shooting next year’s X-Men First Class and can’t commit to the project — cue Hardy.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy sounds like a film about a guy with way too many jobs but it’s actually a Cold War-set thriller. It tells “the story of a British Intelligence operative whose task is to delve into the world of Cold War espionage and root out a Soviet mole in the Circus, the highest echelon in the British Intelligence Services.”
Hardy will play Tricky’ Ricky Tarr, a British operative acquaintance who goes up against an old school, anti-James Bond type played by Gary Oldman. The film is based off the novel written by John Le Carre, which was adapted for the screen by Peter Morgan. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is directed by Tomas Alfredsson and co-stars Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, and Jared Harris.
What do you think of the cast for the film? Do you think that Hardy was the right replacement?