Tom Hardy has been consistently explosive on the silver screen since his powerful coming out as a serious actor in Nicolas Windig Refn‘s Bronson, a tour de force performance. He was then cast in such big films as Warrior, Inception, and this summer’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises as well as The Wettest County later in summer.
So it’s no surprise that Hardy has signed a first-look deal with Warner Brothers, who have a lot riding on the young actor’s work as Bane in the new Batman film. He says his first project as a producer will be an outlaw biker movie, that Variety says will be centered on:
“A wounded Vietnam veteran returns home to San Francisco at the height of unrest of 1969. Amid clashing cultures of the Haight Ashbury district, he emerges to become the leader of California’s most violent outlaw biker club.”
Which sounds a bit like the story of the Hells Angels which had one of their first chapters formed in San Francisco, although that happened 21 years before 1969, and is the basis for the FX show Sons of Anarchy, which has been popular with fans and critics alike, proving the genre still has some mileage in it. Most assume the film will get fast-tracked by WB when The Dark Knight Rises hits and even more fans know who Tom Hardy is.