Tom Hardy will channel his inner artist in his upcoming project. According to Deadline, The “Mad Max: Fury Road” actor will portray legendary British war photographer Don McCullin in a new project produced by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
The yet untitled film is being adapted by Gregory Burke from McCullin’s autobiography “Unreasonable Behaviour,” which chronicles the photographer’s journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in wartime London to finding success as one of the most sought after war photojournalists.
Hardy and Dean Baker of Hardy, Son & Baker will also serve as producers with McCullin and Mark George as executive producers.
McCullin’s work is monumental. He worked as an overseas correspondence for the Sunday Times Magazine and traveled to Biafra in 1968, photographed the victims of the African AIDS epidemic and risked his life covering the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia and Uganda.
Hardy was recently nominated for an Oscar in the best supporting category for his role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” He can be seen in the third season of “Peaky Blinders” and is currently filming Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” a war film also starring Cillian Murphy, Mary Rylance and One Direction’s Harry Styles.