Tom Hardy in talks to star in Dennis Lehane’s ‘Animal Rescue’

British actor Tom Hardy and his girlfriend Charlotte Riley at the UK premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in July. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)
British actor Tom Hardy and his girlfriend Charlotte Riley at the UK premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in July. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

British actor Tom Hardy (inset), who’s perhaps best known for playing the super-villain Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” is in talks to star in the upcoming crime drama “Animal Rescue,” according to Deadline.com. The movie, about a man who wants to shed his criminal past but gets mixed up in a killing involving a pit bull, is based on a short story by “Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane, who also wrote the script. Possibly joining the cast is Noomi Rapace, who appeared in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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