Tom Hardy to lead ensemble cast of Vietnam War movie The Things They Carried

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Deadline is reporting that Tom Hardy is set to headline the impressive ensemble cast of The Things They Carried, a Vietnam War movie from director Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell).

Alongside Hardy, the film is set to feature Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk), Bill Skarsgard (It), Pete Davidson (The King Of Staten Island), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven), Moises Arias (Monos) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria). More names are set to be announced soon.

Based on Tim O’Brien’s acclaimed book and scripted by Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), The Things They Carried “tells the story of the young men of Alpha Company, a platoon of soldiers sent to fight on the ground during the War. Trekking from village to village amidst chaos and confusion, the young men struggle to navigate a growing labyrinth of physical, mental, and emotional terrains as they battle for the survival of their sanity, innocence, and each other.”

“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,” said Tom Hardy and Dean Baker, who are producing through their Hardy Son & Baker production company. “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.”

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