War Party: Netflix in talks for Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott’s new film
James R | On 18, Mar 2017
Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott may be heading to Netflix for their next film.
War Party would see two of the biggest names in Hollywood team up for a Navy SEAL movie, with another big name behind the camera: Andrew Dominik. The Alien and Gladiator director would produce the project, along with Scott Free’s Jules Daly and Kevin Walsh, with The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford filmmaker at the helm. Dominik will also co-write the screenplay with newcomer Harrison Query.
Hardy would star as a decorated Navy SEAL, marking a reunion between the Inception star and Scott, with the pair working together on Black Hawk Down and, more recently, on the BBC One and FX series Taboo. While that has already been renewed for Season 2, Deadline reports the duo are not resting on their laurels: they are already in talks with the streaming giant for War Party, with Netflix reportedly in pole position after a heated race between studios to snap up the package.
Deadline pegs the deal as potentially reaching as high as seven figures, which could make it Netflix’s most expensive bid for a pitch to date. The news follows Netflix’s hiring of Scott Stuber to head up its feature film productions.
The former Universal chief is wasting no time in reeling in some big fish for the streaming service: earlier this week, Netflix snapped up The Stand Off, a film about a clash between the LAPD’s SWAT unit and the Black Panther Party, directed by Justin Lin.