Lisl Knizner Staff Writer
Philip Seymour Hoffman is eyeing a new gig. Deadline reports that the actor is in talks to join the cast of Child 44, an adaptation of Rob Thomas Smith’s Soviet era political thriller. Hoffman would join Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine and Gary Oldman in the Stalin-era movie, which is filming now. Smith’s bestseller Child 44 is the first book in a trilogy.
In the film, a Soviet military police officer (Hardy) becomes a target of the government after he starts investigating the murders of children, which are connected to high-ranking politicians. Hoffman’s potential role has not been disclosed.
Child 44 is scheduled to be released in 2014 through Summit Entertainment with Daniel Espinosa directing and screenplay by Richard Price.