Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire plan anti-poaching movie

Trio set to produce Hardy's brainchild

Tom Hardy looks set to call in a couple of A-list chums to make his latest movie idea a reality, with he, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire producing a project exploring the animal-trafficking trade.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hardy was inspired by the stories of some ex-Special Forces pals who went on to become anti-poaching fighters in South Africa, and is keen to explore the issue as the basis for a Hollywood drama.

Apparently, the idea is to create a multi-stranded story in the vein of Traffic, taking a look at the various impacts of the trade, from the ground war on poaching in Africa, to the distribution of fur through the fashion houses of Paris.

Hardy is currently in talks with Warner Bros, where he is held in particularly high regard after his work on Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. DiCaprio and Maguire are also nice and cosy with the studio, with both starring in Warner's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Hardy also has an untitled biker project in the works at Warner, and his stock as a producer is clearly on the up. The poaching project is currently looking for a writer, but with three such big-name stars already attached (albeit in a producing capacity only at this moment), we could see this one on the fast-track sooner rather than later.

Does this sound like something you'd like to see? Tell us, below!


    • tinagrom

      Aug 28th 2012, 16:39

      I will be looking for the trailer. A movie with the talented Tom Hardy behind another great actor like Leonardo DiCaprio, who also has a passion for this cause, could end up being freakin' amazing.

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    • satumikkelinen

      Aug 29th 2012, 8:36

      I have been toying with an idea to write an anti-poaching film for the past year! Slowly churning in my mind, very passionate about the cause too. Just opted to start developing two other scripts first... Definitely a film I want to see, even if it's not my writing!

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