Tom Hiddleston Joins Mystery British Art Film
Not long before Tom Hiddleston became a crush object to fan girls around the world for his performance as the petulant yet strangely sexy Loki of Thor and The Avengers, the English actor made his movie debut in writer-director Joanna Hogg's debut feature Unrelated. The film won praise in the United Kingdom, and the two reteamed for her follow-up, the 2010's family drama Archipelago. But even though he has since become a Marvel icon and scored memorable appearances in the Academy Award-nominated drama War Horse and the Academy Award-winning comedy Midnight In Paris, Hiddleston is eager to return to the lesser-known filmmaker who gave him his first break.
THR reports Hiddleston has signed on to star in Hogg's untitled "London Project" along with conceptual artist Liam Gillick and Viv Albertine, guitarist of the all-female punk band The Slits. Speaking about her third film, Hogg said:
"I continue to be fascinated by the blurred line between the comic and the horrendous - but depicting this in an ordinary, everyday context which is closer to home, and therefore more terrifying."
If this gives you no indication about what her unnamed next effort is about, you're not alone. The film, which will be presented by the British Film Institute, BBC Films and Rooks Nest Entertainment, is pretty much a mystery at this point. But already it has scored distribution in the UK. All we know aside from the cast is that the "London Project" will shoot in London for six weeks.
The coming year is expected to offer three new Hiddleston features, including Jim Jarmusch's vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive, the Thor sequel Thor: The Dark World (wherein he'll reprise his role as Loki), and Alfonso Pineda Ulloa's crime thriller Black Wings Has My Angel. In short, it should be a pretty interesting string of performances.
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