Matthias Schoenaerts to Headline Tom Hardy-Produced Bomb Disposal Drama ‘Wildlands’

Acclaimed Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (“The Mustang”) will play the lead in “Wildlands,” from director Kim Mordaunt (“The Rocket”).The “Rust and Bone” actor will play a jaded bomb disposal specialist who gets a final chance at redemption when he is sent to Angola, Africa — one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.With it roots in Mordaunt’s deep knowledge of the bomb disposal world in Asia and Africa, “Wildlands” is based on a script by Mordaunt and John Collee (“Hotel Mumbai”).

It will be filmed on location in Africa.The project was developed by Mordaunt and Sylvia Wilczynski’s Red Lamp Films (“Bomb Harvest”) with the assistance of Screen Australia.

Tom Hardy and Dean Baker of Hardy Son & Baker (“Taboo”) will produce with Red Lamp Films.

HanWay Films has acquired worldwide sales rights and will begin shopping the film at next week’s Cannes virtual market.

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