With "Locke" coming to theaters later this month, and with a role booked for the second season of "Peaky Blinders," it looks Tom Hardy and writer/director Steven Knight are getting along smashingly. And they are now set to expand their working relationship.
Hardy has signed up to star in the eight-episode drama series "Taboo," penned by Knight, and produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free and Hardy's Son & Baker, with the project set up at BBC One and Sonar Entertainment. Set in 1813, the story follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.