The Call of Duty movie could finally be heading into production in the near future.
And it would seem it’s a fairly decent bet to say that Tom Hardy and Chris Pine will be sized up for roles in the film if Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima gets his way.
Dropping what now could be a heavy hint as to who he’ll cast in the lead roles of the COD movie, should rumours regarding Activision Blizzard’s interest in him prove true, The Gomorrah director revealed that Tom, 40, and Chris, 37, are at the top of his list to work with.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk in Milan at the launch of his short film for Campari, The Legend of Red Hand, the 51-year-old director expressed his admiration for the two star, admitting he ‘loved’ their work.
Speaking of Tom, Stefano said he was a huge fan of the British actor’s CV, saying: ‘I mean, I like almost everything [he’s been in]. I’m waiting for his Venom. Even in Mad Max, he was great.’
And it seems that his other favourite actor in Tinsel Town is none other than Chris Pine.
‘He’s tough, but he’s smart and he can have a sense of humour but he can [also] be in such a dramatic role,’ the director explained. ‘I like when you feel that an actor can play with different nuances and tone because this means they’re a good actor.’
Tom has previously starred in war epics Band of Brothers and Black Hawk Down, while he also is no stranger to taking on roles more closely tied to pop culture with Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises being two of his biggest silver screen jaunts.
Likewise Chris isn’t green to playing the soldier, or at least the adventurer, as he boldly went where only William Shatner had been before when he headed up J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.
Basically, it sounds as though this movie would be the perfect vehicle to help the director realise his ambition of working with the two stars