Oscar-nominated actor Tom Hardy has signed on to star in a Bosnian War movie titled My War Gone By, I Miss It So.
The film will reunite Hardy with Warrior director Gavin O’Connor, whose credits also include The Accountant, Jane Got a Gun and Pride and Glory.
As per Variety, the project is based on the 1999 book of the same name by English journalist and war correspondent Anthony Lloyd. The book tells of Lloyd’s experiences in the Bosnian war, the period he spent in the British army, the divorce of his parents, his relationship with his father, and his addiction to heroin. It sounds like Hardy has one quite the layered material to work it.
“My War Gone By is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the nature of addiction and the experience of war,” Hardy said in a statement. “I was struck by Anthony’s work and words, experiences, and for me his is an important voice and an important book.”
Added O’Connor, who is also on board as producer: “Anthony’s memoir was love at first page — a portrait of war like I’d never read before. An up-close-and-personal account of a heroin junkie reporting from the front lines of Bosnia — the bloodiest conflict Europe has witnessed since the Second World War — who uses the high of war to kick his drug habit. 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.”
O’Connor is currently in talks to direct a sequel to the Ben Affleck thriller The Accountant, is circling a start on a Bradley Cooper D Day war drama titled Atlantic Wall, and is developing a reboot of The Green Hornet for Paramount.
Hardy can currently be seen in Christopher Nolan’s highly acclaimed war film Dunkirk.