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Tom Hardy has been cast in forthcoming Vietnam war film, The Things They Carried.
The Oscar-nominee will join a slew of young rising talents like of Bill Skarsgard (It), Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Stephan James (21 Bridges), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) and more.
The film is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Tim O'Brien and is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman).
The script is based on O'Brien's collection of stories from a platoon of young soldiers on the frontline during the Vietnam War.
Hardy and Dean Baker's production company Hardy Son & Baker will be at the helm while being joined by fellow production company MJZ, led by David Zander (Spring Breakers).
Hardy and Baker told Deadline: "Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried is his seminal masterwork - a raw, unflinching, and emotionally truthful literary experience filtered through a kaleidoscope of memory that's impossible not to be profoundly moved by.
"We are all deeply passionate about and honoured to have the good fortune of working alongside Tim in bringing his vital classic to screen - and together with our incredible cast, Rupert, Scott, and David - we look forward to creating what we feel will be an important film."
Director Rupert Sanders described the the story as a 'beautifully crafted work', saying the film will explore themes of 'love, fear and mortality'.
"The Things They Carried is a beautifully crafted work and one of the most viscerally evocative books I have ever read. For me, it transcends its subject of young men at war and explores the landscape of deep human emotions that reside within all of us," he said.
"We live in such turbulent times, and the themes of love, fear, and mortality that Tim explored thirty years ago still resonate today, maybe even more powerfully.
"I am so excited about the cast we have put together - we have not seen this many young stars from different backgrounds sharing the screen since the days of Platoon or The Outsiders."
There's no release date yet for the film, but judging from the plot and the cast it's set to be incredible.
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