Tom Hardy and It's Bill Skarsgård join impressive cast for new war movie

Chris Edwards
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Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett for Audi - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett for Audi - Getty Images

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Tom Hardy and IT's Bill Skarsgård have joined a star-studded cast for Vietnam war movie The Things They Carried.

The impressive line-up also consists of Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island), Stephen James (If Beale Street Could Talk), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven), Moises Arias (Monos) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria).

Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett for Audi - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett for Audi - Getty Images

The film, which will be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), is adapted from Tim O'Brien's book of the same name, which centres on a platoon of young soldiers and their experiences in the Vietnam war.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott B Smith, who is working with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy on Amazon's upcoming series The Peripheral, will adapt the book for the big screen.

A description for the film reads: "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." (via Deadline)

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images

Last month, Skarsgård revealed that he had to drop out of Robert Eggers' upcoming film project The Northman – which would have marked his first movie appearance with his brother Alexander – due to scheduling conflicts caused by the ongoing pandemic.

"It's been a scheduling nightmare during COVID. It is what it is. It's a big shame, " he told Collider.

"Eggers is one of the great filmmakers out there and working with my brother… I don't want to talk about it, it's going to make me burst into tears."

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