It's been a while since we got our fix of Tom Hardy. After all the bane mania last summer, we're quite looking forward to a Hardy-filled evening that doesn't involved an oddly deep British accent and a weird looking mask.
Here he stars as the titular Ivan Locke, in 'Locke', alongside Ruth Wilson (who we spoke to last month after she starred in Johnny Depp's The Lone Ranger). It's a thriller, set in real time (awesome), and comes from the same man who helmed Eastern Promises Steven Knight.
IMDB sum the movie up in one sentence: "A man's life unravels during a 90-minutes race against time". The movie will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in a number of weeks. Knight says of the movie:
"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 the official blurb describes it below:
"Ivan Locke 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 Locke is a unique cinematic experience that literally puts the audience in the passenger’s seat to watch the driver’s life unfold."
Sounds good, we're in.