The movie will be about the dreaded event that happened earlier this year
For the first time ever, Venom star Tom Hardy will join Magic Mike star Channing Tatum in a film about the Afghanistan evacuation. The film will be produced by Universal and directed by George Nolfi, who debuted with 2011’s The Adjustment Bureau. He also made last year’s The Banker, and had written movies like Ocean’s Twelve, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Timeline.
Based on true stories
Nolfi got the idea for a film after seeing the events that unfolded when the U.S. soldiers left Afghanistan earlier this year, causing the Taliban to infiltrate immediately.
The story will focus on three former special forces team members who heroically risk their own lives and head back to Afghanistan during the mounting madness with their Afghan team members to rescue numerous families and allies who were left to fend for themselves as the city fell.
Since the story is centered around three soldiers, we can expect an announcement to come any day on who it will be. It will very likely be another celebrated actor like Tom Hardy, who would have a history of working on action blockbusters.
Tom Hardy and Tatum’s other projects
Both the actors are currently very busy with numerous projects. Tatum will co-direct and star in the upcoming comedy film Dog, which is also military-based. It is the story of Army Ranger Briggs and his Belgian Malinois companion dog Lulu, who have to go across the Pacific Coast to attend their best friend’s and handler’s funeral. Tatum will also star alongside Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy, The Lost City. Both movies will release in early 2022.
Meanwhile, Tom Hardy is fresh off the success of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which won big at the box office. He will next star in Netflix’s Havoc, directed by Gareth Evans.