Rather than continue waiting for Splinter Cell to get off the ground, Tom Hardy has attached himself to star in WAR PARTY, an action-adventure movie about Navy SEALs that Andrew Dominik will direct for Netflix, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Just days after hiring Scott Stuber as its new film chief, Netflix is wrapping up a seven-figure deal for the War Party pitch, which hails from Dominik and co-writer Harrison Query. The streaming service beat out several studio suitors, which isn’t really surprising these days, given the company’s deep pockets and willingness to shell out for top talent like Will Smith (Bright) and Brad Pitt (War Party).
After working with Hardy on the FX series Taboo, Ridley Scott will produce under his Scott Free banner along with Kevin Walsh and Jules Daly. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be based on a true story about real Navy SEALs, since life rights were rumored to be part of the deal.
Hardy is coming off Taboo and will next be seen among the supporting cast of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. He’s also attached to star opposite Channing Tatum and Mahershala Ali in Triple Frontier at Paramount.
War Party keeps Dominik in the Netflix fold, as he has been trying to get his Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde off the ground at the streaming service, but has struggled to find a leading lady everyone can agree on. He previously directed Chopper, Killing Them Softly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
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