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Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum to star in Afghanistan evacuation movie

The movie will tell the story of a small group of American and Afghan troops helping people in need during the turmoil.

Akshay Krishna
Nov 10, 2021
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Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum have been cast in a film about the Afghanistan evacuation. The untitled film comes from screenwriter, producer, and director George Nolfi.

The movie, as reported by Deadline, is a ripped-from-the-headlines account of the events that took place in Afghanistan, based on a reported true story. 

The movie will follow a group of American special forces soldiers who will join hands with a group of Afghan troops to help people who were left behind during the crisis in the country earlier this year.

Now, Universal Pictures has acquired the rights for the movie and has cast Hardy and Tatum to take the lead.

Nolfi is known for his political thrillers and spy action films most recently helmed, wrote, and produced 2020’s The Banker for AppleTV+. He made his directorial debut with The Adjustment Bureau in 2011 starring Matt Damon.

It is believed that both Tatum and Hardy will also produce the project, along with Jules Daly (The Tomorrow War), Reid Carolin (Magic Mike), and Peter Kiernan (Dog). Nolfi will also be acting as an executive producer. 

Hardy’s latest movie, Venom: Let There Be Carnage has hit theatres across the world and has opened to mixed reviews, but has done well in the box office. 

Tatum, who was last seen in a cameo role in Ryan Reynolds starrer Free Guy, is currently starring and co-directing Dog. He will also star in The Lost City alongside Sandra Bullock.


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