Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon to Travel The Long Red Road


Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon are set to star in Whipsmart’s feature film adaptation of Brett C. Leonard’s play, The Long Red Road, Variety reports. Philip Seymour Hoffman previously adapted the work for the stage with Hardy in the role of Sammy. The production featured the following official description:

A devastating new play about the impact of addiction, The Long Red Road introduced audiences to Sammy, who has fled his past and landed in South Dakota, where he is slowly drinking himself to death. When his young daughter arrives desperate to reunite with her father, he must decide between the self-hatred that consumes him and the responsibilities he’s tried to leave behind.

Hardy will reprise his role with Shannon playing Sammy’s brother, Bob (originally played by Chris McGarry).

There’s no director currently attached to the adaptation, but the trade suggests that it’s possible that Hoffman could be involved.

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