Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler and Liam Neeson circling The Professionals

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

The film project THE PROFESSIONALS, based on British cop action series from the late 70’s early 80’s, is back in action and casting is happening while a director has left the building. Neil Marshall was set to direct the film but due to delays (most likely) he has backed and there is no current replacement. However, Lionsgate UK has decided to start looking for a couple of gents to star in the film about an ex-cop and ex-soldier who belong to a group called CI5, who take on missions that are too tough or illegal for the cops. For the roles of Bodie and Doyle (the ex-cop and ex-soldier) the names that have come up are Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler and Jason Statham. For the role of their cranky boss, Liam Neeson and Gary Oldman are the names being thrown out. This is all in the very early stages especially since there is no director and some of these actors have other big projects on their plates (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and TAKEN 2), but as always, we’ll keep you posted as we find out.

Tom Hardy

Source: Deadline

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