Courtesy of backing from Netflix, it was thought Andrew Dominik‘s next film would be his long-in-the-works Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde. However, with the struggle to find a leading actress, the film looks to be put on hold in favor of a new drama, once again in a Netflix deal (which, every new day, seems to be a recurring phrase around these parts).

The project is War Party, a Ridley Scott-produced adventure film that will find Tom Hardy starring as a real-life Navy SEAL. Although not a great deal more is known about the next film by The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director, he co-write the script with Harrison Query, who has written the yet-to-be-produced Honor for Sale that John Hillcoat is attached to direct.

As for Dominik, this presumably action-oriented project based on a true story — which Netflix beat Amazon, Universal, and Lionsgate to acquire — seems like a more commercially viable project than Blonde, but we hope that ambitious drama still sees the light of day. If you missed his latest film, the devastating and beautiful Nick Cave documentary One More Time With Feeling, it’s now available to stream as we await more details on this enticing next project.

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