Tom Hardy to Play Navy SEAL in “War Party” as Netflix Wins Bidding War


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Rather than continue waiting for Splinter Cell to get off the ground, has attached himself to star in , an action-adventure movie about Navy SEALs that 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 . 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 like Will Smith (Bright) and Brad Pitt (War Party).

After working with Hardy on the FX series Taboo, will produce under his banner along with and . Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be based on a true 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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