A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”
Summit Entertainment presents in association with Worldview Entertainment a Scott Free production, a Daniel Espinosa film.
Cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, with Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Screenplay by: Richard Price
Based upon the novel by: Tom Rob Smith
Produced by: Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Greg Shapiro
U.S. Release Date: April 17, 2015