May 14, 2014

Tom Hardy And Kathryn Bigelow Team-Up For THE TRUE AMERICAN

Cannes 2014 has begun, and the new movie projects have started rolling-out. The most impressive news comes from high-end studio Annapurna Pictures, who has announced The True American. A thriller based on a true story and has Tom Hardy (Locke, Bronson, Warrior, Drop ) attached to star. Not to mention Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, Hurt Locker) set to direct. Here's the full press release via ThePlaylist. The project sounds like another knockout, but a writer isn't named. We shouldn't be surprised if Kathryn's collaborator Mark Boal ends-up penning the script.

Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, who previously worked with Bigelow as a producer on ZERO DARK THIRTY, is set to produce. Annapurna’s Matthew Budman, who co-produced ZERO DARK THIRTY, will serve as Executive Producer.
THE TRUE AMERICAN meticulously reconstructs two lives that collided in horrific fashion. In the charged, angry days after 9/11, self-styled “American Terrorist” Mark Stroman murdered two immigrants in Texas, while a third man survived being shot in the head during Stroman’s spree: Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force veteran, was working at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America.
With Stroman identified and apprehended, the tale begins its tack toward deeper emotional waters. THE TRUE AMERICAN is a richly detailed, affecting account of two men bound, as it turns out, by more than just an act of violence.
The deal was brokered by Annapurna’s Paul Hanson and Christopher Corabi with CAA, which represents Rais Uddin Bhuiyan and Anand Giridharadas, as well as Bigelow and Hardy. Anand is represented for publishing by Katherine Flynn at Kneerim Williams and Bloom. Bigelow’s attorney is Warren Dern of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern; Hardy is represented by Lindy King at United Agents in the U.K. and attorney Jason Sloane of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

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