Talk about an exciting combination of talents. Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott have teamed up again, this time for a U.S. Navy SEAL drama called War Party.

Their first venture together was, of course, Taboo — the brooding FX historical thriller about enigmatic adventurer James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), which has recently been confirmed for a second season.

The new film, on the other hand, appears to be something altogether different. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s based on true events and will center on real-life Navy SEALs, making it a little closer to Black Hawk Down, Scott’s 2001 war film that gave Hardy his first big break.

Beyond that, details about the movie are under wraps. Hardy will star, though what exactly his role will be beyond a “decorated Navy SEAL” is so far undisclosed.

The iconic Alien and Bladerunner director won’t be helming it, however. That task will go to Andrew Dominik, the filmmaker behind The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, also produced by Ridley Scott’s production company.

As well as Taboo, Scott has been behind TV hits as varied and critically acclaimed as The Man in the High Castle, Mercy Street, and BrainDead, meaning this one looks set to be appointment viewing.

Netflix certainly thinks so, as they’ve snapped up the rights for what The Hollywood Reporter calls “a seven figure deal,” seeing off the likes of Amazon, Universal and Lionsgate in a bidding war that demonstrates just how much more powerful how the streaming services are becoming in Hollywood.

But when you’ve got Tom Hardy attached, anything’s possible.

Can you picture Tom playing a Navy SEAL?

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Filed Under: Netflix, Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy
By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.