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Jason Clarke Joins Espinosa's "Child 44"

By Garth Franklin Thursday July 11th 2013 11:26PM

Australian actor Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty," "The Great Gatsby") has joined the cast of Daniel Espinosa's currently in production "Child 44" at Lionsgate and Scott Free.

Set in the Soviet Union in the 1950s, the story follows a loyal MGB officer (Tom Hardy) betrayed by his colleagues and on a desperate search for a serial killer.

Clarke plays a slimy man whom Hardy's character thinks is a traitor. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paddy Considine also star.

Richard Price penned the script based on the Tom Rob Smith novel. Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer are producing.

Source: Heat Vision

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