Larrain To Helm Tom Hardy In “True American”

Oscar-nominated “Jackie” and “Neruda” director Pablo Larrain is attached to helm the Tom Hardy-led drama “The True American” for Annapurna Pictures.

The story, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ 2014 non-fiction novel, follows a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran named Rais Bhuiyan who narrowly escapes a hate crime just days after 9/11. He then surprisingly works to have his attacker spared from execution.

Kathryn Bigelow was at one point attached to direct and remains onboard as producer alongside Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman and Juan de Dios Larrain.

Source: THR