Gary Oldman is finally an Oscar nominee for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and the actor looks to have chosen a baddie role as his next project. Heat Vision reports that Oldman is in talks to reunite with his Book of Eli director Albert Hughes for the revenge thriller Motor City. The film centers on a man who gets released from prison and sets out on a revenge mission to hunt down the people who framed him. Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double) is set as the male lead opposite Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) who plays the woman he loves. Oldman will play “a kingpin-type pulling the strings and who has his hooks into the woman. An April production start date is being eyed.
Oldman consistently turns in fantastic performances, and he’s set to star in a number of upcoming projects. He’ll be seen this summer in The Dark Knight Rises (obviously), followed by the star-studded adaptation of The Wettest County this fall. He’s also been rumored for the role of Merlin in Warner Bros.’ Arthur & Lancelot, but that project is currently on hold as the studio works out some budget issues.