Tom Hardy Looks for a Killer in First Trailer for 'Child 44' Thriller
We've already seen Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman at odds in The Dark Knight Rises, but now they are teaming up in the period thriller Child 44. The film chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. The two must work with General Mikhail Nesterov (GOldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. It looks like your average thriller, but judging from the first trailer just released, the performances seem likely to make it worth the price of admission. Watch it!
Here's the first trailer for Daniel Espinosa's Child 44, originally from Apple:
Stalin’s Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State’s obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife (Noomi Rapace) at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer and a country where “crime” doesn’t exist. Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine and Dev Patel also star in Child 44 directed by Daniel Espinosa, which Summit Entertainment releases on April 17th.