Tom Hardy & Channing Tatum To Star In Afghanistan Evacuation Movie

Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum are reportedly attached to star in a new film about the recent Afghanistan evacuation. George Nolfi will direct the project, having pitched an untitled idea to Universal based on a storyline he took from the headlines following the tumultuous events in Afghanistan earlier this year.

The film will take recently reported true stories based around the Afghanistan tragedy and focus on “three former special forces team members who bravely risk their own lives to head back into the mounting madness alongside their Afghan counterparts on a mission to rescue multiple families and allies left behind amid the confusion and panic during the swift fall of Afghanistan”.

Fans of Hardy and Tatum will likely be excited at seeing them together in an action film, but it’s not exactly the greatest look to see Hollywood quickly seek to capitalise on the Afghanistan evacuation by turning it into an action film revolving around two white Americans. Hopefully the finished product is a little less callous than this sounds.

Nolfi has previously directed films such as The Adjustment Bureau and last year’s The Banker, which was itself mired in controversy after one of the real-life protagonists was accused of sexual abuse.

Hardy recently starred in Venom: Let There Be Carnage and is currently shooting action film Havoc for Netflix. Tatum is currently in post-production on his directorial debut Dog, a comedy he’s helming alongside Reid Carolin.

He’s also got romantic comedy The Lost City and sci-fi drama Spaceman in production. These will be his fist full on-screen roles since 2017’s Kingsman sequel.


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