Jason Clarke, who last starred in the Oscar contending thriller Zero Dark Thirty, has joined the already-stellar cast of Child 44. The upcoming thriller from Safe House director Daniel Espinosa, stars Tom Hardy as Agent Leo Demidov, a Soviet police officer investigating a child killer run amok in the dying days of Stalin‘s reign.
Clarke, who will play a snaky character named Brodsky, joins Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Paddy Considine, Joel Kinnaman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Clarke last appeared with Hardy and Oldman in last year’s bootlegging gangster drama Lawless.
Child 44 has already begun filming, with a 2014 release date expected.