Summit Entertainment has set an April 17, 2015 release date for Soviet-era thriller Child 44
, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Australian Jason Clarke.
Based on the first novel in British author Tom Rob Smith's best-selling trilogy, the film tells the story of Leo Demidov - a member of the Soviet Union's secret police (Hardy), who is framed for treason and is sent into exile. Forced to exonerate himself, he discovers a system of deceit and conspiracy related to mysterious child murders that goes all the way up top. Clarke is cast to play a dishonest character named Brodsky.
Swedish director Daniel Espinosa is directing from a script adapted by Richard Price (The Wire).
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