[TV] Tom Hardy Joins The Cast Of Peaky Blinders Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.17.2014
Venturing into television...
Empire reports that Tom Hardy will reunite with Locke writer and director Steven Knight for a TV role on Peaky Blinders. The BBC show features Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill. It is set in 1919 Birmingham and focuses on a gang known for sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps to give out "rough justice" and dominate crime and trade in the city.
Hardy will play a leader who is "both a problem and an opportunity" for Murphy's Tommy Shelby, who is trying to gain more power. Knight will write all six episodes of the second season, which begins shooting later this year.
Meanwhile, Locke will be released on April 18. Hardy will also appear in Child 44 and The Drop this year, with Mad Max: Fury Road coming in 2015. He will shoot the Elton John biopic Rocketman later this year.