Tom Hardy signs on for Steven Knight's Locke
There aren’t a whole lot of movies that try to shoot in real time, mainly because it’s hard enough to try and write an interesting, engaging 2 hour screenplay as it is without adding the extra constraint of having everything actually happen within a 2 hour block. Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken tried it with NICK OF TIME back in 1995 to varying degrees of success. TIMECODE, back in 2000 used real-time to tell four separate stories in four separate frames and there have been others throughout the years. But what I’m trying to say is that real-time is tricky and difficult, but that’s not going to stop Tom Hardy as he’s just signed on to star in the real-time shot thriller LOCKE.
The film will be directed by Steven Knight, who previously wrote the screenplays for EASTERN PROMISES and DIRTY PRETTY THINGS and will follow a man (Tom Hardy) that receives a phone call which causes his life to get turned upside down. It sounds interesting enough and with Tom Hardy in the lead role, it should be a good time. The film will shoot at the end of February and I’m assuming the real-time aspect of the film should make filming pretty quick. (ScreenDaily)