My War Gone By, I Miss It So: Tom Hardy to star in film based around Bosnian War
Los Angeles: Tom Hardy is set to star in the Bosnian War movie My War Gone By, I Miss It So.
The 39-year-old actor will also produce the film, reported Variety.
The film is based on the 1999 book of the same name by Anthony Lloyd, an English journalist and war correspondent.
Gavin O'Connor is attached to direct and produce, along with Scott LaStaiti.
"My War Gone By is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the nature of addiction and the experience of war. I was struck by Anthony's work and words, experiences, and for me his is an important voice and an important book," Hardy said.
My War Gone By, I Miss It So is Lloyd's personal account of the Bosnian War, and alternates between his experiences in Bosnia and personal reflections of his time in the British army, his parents divorce, his estrangement from his father, and his heroin addiction.
Speaking to Variety, O'Connor said, "Anthony’s memoir was love at first page — a portrait of war like I’d never read before. An up-close-and-personal account of a heroin junkie reporting from the front lines of Bosnia — the bloodiest conflict Europe has witnessed since the Second World War — who uses the high of war to kick his drug habit. It’s a book written with both fists. It’s Anthony’s Apocalypse Now. I feel privileged and honored for the opportunity to bring the book to the movies."
Hardy was recently seen in Christopher Nolan's war drama Dunkirk as a Royal Air Force pilot. Director O’Connor has previously helmed films like The Accountant, Warrior and Pride and Glory.
(With inputs from PTI)