Tom Hardy‘s new film Locke is certainly a different look for the actor. At least in recent years, Hardy hasn’t been attached to many thrillers, but in Locke, he stars as an everyday man whose world starts to unravel.
The official synopsis for Locke is as follows:
“Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, LOCKE is a unique cinematic experience that literally puts the audience in the passenger’s seat to watch the driver’s life fall to pieces.”
Of the film, director Steven Knight gave quite the complimentary statement:
“It was a joy and challenge to make Locke in an entirely different way. Shot in real time, Locke breaks new ground in movie making with Hardy holding the screen alone while the camera never blinks. The night time highway is part back drop, part art installation, as a stellar cast play the people Ivan loves and hates and who witness his extraordinary journey to despair and ultimately to redemption. A man’s life transformed in a half a tank of gas. I believe the journey of Ivan Locke is deeply moving and utterly compulsive.”
While we don’t have the trailer for the film just yet, there’s a clip that has been released just in time for the film to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
The clip isn’t too intense or engaging as we hoped it would be, but there’s definitely a strong sense of tone, which is important for any thriller.
In addition to Locke, Tom Hardy has been keeping plenty busy since he wrapped up his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Hardy has wrapped on the Mad Max remake, Animal Rescue, and is currently filming Child 44 with Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman. Not too shabby for someone who got his American introduction with Christopher Nolan’s Inception.