Tom Hardy, riding high from the buzz he’s receiving for his work in Inception, has signed on to replace Sam Worthington in McG’s action-romantic-comedy This Means War. According to Vulture, Worthington was never firmly attached to the project, but Hardy is officially on board. The film centers on two spies (Hardy and Chris Pine) who wage special-ops warfare on each other when they both fall for the same lady (Reese Witherspoon). While I have little-to-no faith in McG as a director, I love this premise.
Hardy is currently set to play Mad Max Rockatansky opposite Charlize Theron in George Miller’s upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. He’s also vying for a role in the crime drama The Sweeney. As anyone who has seen Bronson will tell you, Hardy is the goods and I’m happy to see him grab another high-profile project.