Tom Hardy confirmed as VIP for Brum’s UK premiere of Locke
Posted by WordPress on April 11th, 2014

Tom confirmed he would attend the premiere of Locke at Cineworld on Wednesday, April 16.

Hollywood film star Tom Hardy has been confirmed as the special guest in Birmingham for the UK premiere of Locke, a new film directed by city-born Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight.

Film Birmingham manager Sindy Campbell said: “We were delighted when Tom confirmed he would attend the premiere on Wednesday, April 16.

“Having Tom and Steven together will be a huge coup for the city.

“We’ve been working with Cineworld for some time to make Birmingham a destination for film premieres and this is confirmation that we are doing something right.”

Locke is the second film to have been directed by Knight, after the Jason Statham thriller Hummingbird last year.

Knight has also written Eastern Promises, Amazing Grace and was Oscar-nominated for his Dirty Pretty Things screenplay a decade ago.

The thriller begins with Ivan Locke driving away from Birmingham one night.

He has the perfect family, a dream job, and tomorrow should be a career highlight.

But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line…

London-born Hardy, 36, has previously starred in Christopher Nolan’s Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.

His other films include Lawless, Warrior and Bronson.

As well as starring in Knight’s own Peaky Blinders, he will play Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road for 2015 release.

It’s the fourth instalment of the series which returning director George Miller launched with Mel Gibson in 1979.

Paul Millington, general manager of Cineworld Birmingham, added: “Birmingham is rapidly becoming a top UK city for film. We’re very excited to be hosting the UK premiere of Locke at what proves to be an exhilarating evening!”

Cineworld’s maketing vice president Justin Skinner added: “We’re pleased to show our support for this much anticipated, ingenious thriller.”

Lionsgate will release Locke in cinemas across the UK on April 18 – two days after the Birmingham premiere.

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