Tom Hardy's New Film Will Be Another Brutal War Epic

Actor to star in drama about Bosnia conflict

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Fresh from the battlefields of Dunkirk, Tom Hardy is now set to star in a film about the Bosnian War.

Hardy will take on the role of war correspondent Anthony Lloyd, who was reporting from the front lines of the bloodiest conflict Europe has witnessed since the World War II.

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It will be based on Lloyd's memoirs, My War Gone By, I Miss It So, which documents the Bosnian conflict, as well as his own person battle with heroin.

Speaking to Variety, Hardy said: "My War Gone By is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the nature of addiction and the experience of war. I was struck by Anthony's work and words, experiences, and for me his is an important voice and an important book."

Lloyd's personal account of the Bosnian War, and alternates between his experiences in Bosnia and personal reflections of his time in the British army, his parents' divorce, his estrangement from his father, and his heroin addiction.

Gavin O'Connor, who worked with Hardy back in 2011 on Warrior, has been signed up to direct. O'Connor remarked how his involvement with the film was "love at first page".

O'Connor said: "It's a book written with both fists. It's Anthony's Apocalypse Now. I feel privileged and honored for the opportunity to bring the book to the movies."

A release date is yet to be confirmed, but Hardy will be returning to our screens in December for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.