Birthday boy celebrated the passage of another year by deciding to go head-to-head with The Dark Knight Rises nemesis, Bane, once again. Unfortunately for us, it won't be in a Commissioner Gordon/Bane spin-off movie, but instead Oldman has signed up to star alongside in Soviet-era thriller Child 44
The movie is being directed by Safe House helmer and tells the story of a fallen MGB agent (Hardy) in the Soviet Union of the 1950s, investigating a serial child murderer who may have connections going to the very top of the party leadership. (Prometheus) stars as the agent's wife, who harbors secrets of her own, while RoboCop himself, , plays Hardy's murderous nemesis. IndieWire is reporting that Oldman will play "a member of the military police who is suspected in the case."
That's a pretty stellar cast for what sounds like a captivating political thriller, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one when it comes our way sometime in 2014.