Chilean maestro Pablo Larraín is a Filmoria favourite. His Academy Award-nominee, Jackie, is nothing short of a masterpiece, and he’s back in theatres again today with the sensational Neruda, but he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Reports arriving this afternoon confirm the director has secured British hot property Tom Hardy for his forthcoming biographical drama, The True American, which is sure to serve up the toughest role of the actor’s career. The film depicts the real-life story of Rais Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi immigrant who survived a hate crime attack in the days after 9/11. The attacker, Mark Anthony Stroman (played by Hardy), killed two other immigrants in the Texas attack.
Stroman saw himself as an “Arab Slayer” and “a true American”, targeting anyone he believed to be Arab on his killing spree. Despite being maimed and nearly killed in the horrific crime, Bhuiyan forgave Stroman, and campaigned for him to be spared the death penalty.
We’ll be seeing Hardy very soon as he has a key role in Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated war drama, Dunkirk, which surges into UK cinemas on 21st July.
Source: AV Club