In case you haven’t noticed, Tom Hardy is a popular guy. After turning heads with a remarkable performance in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, he went on to near household name status after a solid turn in Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Now, in addition to being cast as Mad Max in the now delayed Fury Road and in an unspecified role in The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy has reportedly been offered the role of “Henry Sturgess” in Timur Bekmambetov’s (Wanted) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Hit the jump for more on the role as well as a quick reminder of how much busier Tom Hardy is than you are.
Bloody Disgusting broke the news of Hardy’s offer last night but offered little insight into the character of “Henry Sturgess.” In that regard, The Playlist calls Sturgess a “meaty supporting role” and says that he is largely responsible for versing the 16th President of the United States in the history of vampirism while also training him for combat against the bloodsuckers.
As for Hardy, he is currently filming McG’s romantic-action comedy This Means War alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. He is also co-starring in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, and Mark Strong. Additionally, he will appear in Gavin O’Connor’s (Pride and Glory) Warrior which is due out in 2011.
Finally, Hardy has recently been connected with landing the title role in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman (that would be for “The Huntsman” not “Snow White”) and is also considered a frontrunner to land the lead role in a Total Recall remake. More likely than not, his schedule will not allow for him to take on all of the roles being thrown his direction. Nevertheless, when you’re a professional actor, I’m guessing that’s a sign that things are going your way.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, is a summer tentpole vehicle for 20th Century Fox, and is being co-produced by Tim Burton. The film is currently slated for a June 22nd, 2012 release.