Boasting a stunning cast, and all coming with thick Russian accents, is director Daniel Espinosa’s (Safe House, Easy Money) adaptation of the novel Child 44.
The film follows the events of a serial killer hunt in 1953 Soviet Russia, and the first trailer has just dropped and it looks tense, tight and brilliant, with the promise of some really dark days ahead.
Child 44 is directed by Daniel Espinosa, and is based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel. The cast includes Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Charles Dance, Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine, Sam Spruell and Tara Fitzgerald.
Child 44 arrives in UK cinemas on 17th April.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.” Summit Entertainment presents in association with Worldview Entertainment a Scott Free production, a Daniel Espinosa film.