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Best of 2014: How Tom Hardy took audiences for a ride in 'Locke'

Steven Knight had an idea. The writer/director, best known in the U.S. for scripting David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises, wanted to tell a story in real time of a man driving home from work. There would be no high-speed chases or car-crashes. There would be no flashbacks to help explain his predicament and motivations. Instead, his one and only onscreen character would calmly engage in phone conversations with a multitude of people who were depending on him for something important: his wife, his kids, his boss, his friends. Through those increasingly tense chats, clues would trickle out, and the audience would begin to understand who he was and where he was going.

Knight recruited Tom Hardy to play his driver, an ordinary man named Ivan Locke. Their movie, Locke, is one of 2014’s overlooked gems. EW chatted with Knight to learn how he made an 85-minute car ride into one of the year’s most powerful cinematic experiences.

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Fasten your seatbelts: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is delightfully bonkers

Director George Miller has described his 2015 remake of Mad Max/The Road Warrior as one long, glorious action sequence that plays as “[visual] music for deaf people.” But the newest trailer for the film, which stars Tom Hardy as the titular post-apocalyptic hero, is brilliantly enhanced by an operatic score that makes horror and mayhem… well, beautiful.

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'Suicide Squad' cast announced: Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie to star

Jared Leto and Will Smith are among the members of the Suicide Squad. Warner Bros. announced principal cast members for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, one of their large slate of DC movies.  READ FULL STORY

TIFF: Tom Hardy on acting with James Gandolfini: 'I just wanted to please him'

For someone with his immense range and talent, Tom Hardy has been a “one to watch” far too long. Years before he went toe-to-toe with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, he made his debut in HBO’s Band of Brothers in 2001, quickly graduated to Star Trek villain in 2002, and won the BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception in 2011. Earlier this year, he carried an entire film, Locke, in which he just drove a car and talked on the phone.

Next year, all of that oozing charisma and alluring sense of danger that practically vibrates through his characters will be unleashed with the starring role in George Miller’s Mad Max reboot. Those same qualities are on display in The Drop, his gritty Brooklyn crime thriller with James Gandolfini that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 5 and opens in theaters on Sept. 12. In some ways, his bartender Bob Saginowsky plays a similar type of loner as the iconic futuristic road warrior. Like Max Rockatansky, Bob just wants to be left alone, but his world is full of dangerous characters who prey on the weak and simply take what they want.

Hardy sat down with EW to discuss The Drop, working with the late Gandolfini, and the diverse pair of tough guys he’s up to play next. READ FULL STORY

James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy tangle with real tough guys in 'The Drop'

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In The Drop, Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini play two Brooklyn cousins trying to make ends meet on the fringe of gangster life without sticking their necks out too far. Gandolfini, in what is his final onscreen performance, plays Cousin Marv, the manager of the seedy bar who once was respected and feared in the neighborhood but now settles for something less. Hardy plays Bob, the detached bartender who sees and hears nothing while he makes the nightly money drops that keep the business alive.

But when Bob finds an abandoned puppy and meets a pretty woman (Noomi Rapace), his disciplined disengagement is tested and he has to confront the beast that might still lurk beneath his own skin. The gritty crime drama, which opens Sept. 12, is based on a Dennis Lehane short story and directed by Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead).

In an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, Lehane, Rapace, and others dissect the story and characters at the heart of the drama. As for Hardy, those Marlon Brando comparisons aren’t going away anytime soon. Try to watch and listen to his Bob Saginowski and not think of On the Waterfront‘s Terry Malloy. READ FULL STORY

First 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer finds Tom Hardy in captivity

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Thirty years after the final film in the Mad Max trilogy came out, Max is back and madder than ever.

Tom Hardy plays Max in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, a re-imagining of the original 1979 Mad Max that starred (and launched the career of) Mel Gibson. After the success of the first in the trilogy, director George Miller went on to make Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1981 and then Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985 before hitting a wall in the development of a fourth film.

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Casting Net: Tom Hardy joins Leonardo DiCaprio in revenge thriller; Plus Kellan Lutz to play William Shatner, more

After months of speculation, Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy has officially signed on for The Revenant alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Based on the Michael Punke novel, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel) is directing a script he adapted with Mark L. Smith (The Hole) for a fall 2015 release. The 19th century-set film, which will also feature Will Poulter (We’re the Millers), follows the treacherous journey of a fur trapper seeking revenge against his betrayers. [The Hollywood Reporter] READ FULL STORY

Kathryn Bigelow to direct Tom Hardy in 'True American'

Kathryn Bigelow will direct Tom Hardy in a film based on the non-fiction book True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures acquired the rights to Anand Giridharadas’s book, which tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, an immigrant from Bangladesh who was shot in the face by a self-proclaimed “American terrorist” and member of the Aryan Brotherhood named Mark Stroman in the days after 9/11. A decade later, Bhuiyan reached out to Stroman, publicly forgave him, and lobbied the state of Texas to spare his life from a death sentence.

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'The Drop' trailer: James Gandolfini hides a dark past in his final film -- VIDEO

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In what ended up being the last film of his career, James Gandolfini plays a former criminal involved in the underworld of funneling cash to local gangsters in The Drop.

Gandolfini plays cousin Marv in the crime drama, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. When lonely bartender Bob (Hardy) finds himself in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, an investigation into the neighborhood’s past has everyone’s friends, families, and foes worried. Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) directs the film with a screenplay from author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Tom Hardy in talks to join Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass'; Plus, Will Smith, Saoirse Ronan, more

• Tom Hardy (Inception) is in early talks to join Johnny Depp (who is now officially signed on again) in the Whitey Bulger pic Black Mass. Hardy would play FBI Agent John Connolly, a childhood friend of Bulger’s who gets in trouble when he reveals inside information to Bulger about an impending indictment. Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) recently agreed to direct the film. [Deadline]

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