Worldview Entertainment is set to finance and produce Takashi Miike's Japanese period crime thriller "The Outsider" starring Tom Hardy.
Hardy ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises") plays a former G.I. in post-WWII Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family. Andrew Baldwin penned the script from an idea by John Linson.
John Linson, Art Linson, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Bill Block are producing. Shooting begins early next year in Japan.
The project was previously setup at Silver Pictures and will be introduced to buyers at the AFM next week.