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Tom Hardy’s Taboo gets a director

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tom-hardyTom Hardy and his Steven Knight (Locke, Peaky Blinders) have been working on an 8 episode TV show for the BBC. There will be two directors involved and the first has been found. Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing, The Enfield Haunting) will direct the first four episodes.

Set in 1813, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.

Sounds like it could be a great show.

Knight spoke about Hardy’s character in the show.

This man, James Delaney, is a deeply flawed and deeply troubled human being. His greatest struggle will be against the East India Company which, throughout the nineteenth century, was the equivalent of the CIA, the NSA and the biggest, baddest multinational corporation on earth, all rolled into one self-righteous, religiously motivated monolith.

Via Empire

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