reports that Tom Hardy
is already cashing in on his newfound fame from the summer's best, Inception
. He's replacing Sam Worthington is 20th Century Fox's This Means War
, opposite Chris Pine
and Reese Witherspoon
The film, to be helmed be McG
, has been in development for a decade now and has seen numerous pairs of actors come and go, including Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence at one point, Bradley Cooper and James Franco at another. Centering on two lifelong best friends (and, coincidentally, spies) who wage an epic battle against one another after they both fall in love with the same woman, the film sounds like it will have the tone of McG's earlier Charlie's Angels
films, with tongue-and-cheek humor and over the top action in healthy doses.
Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment is producing the picture, along with Witherspoon, that aims to begin filming next month for a summer 2011 release.