Tom Hardy, the British actor best-known to Star Trek fans for his role in Star Trek: Nemesis as Shinzon, is in the running for a part in the new Mad Max movie.
Hardy is up for the role of Mad Max in Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Mad Max was last played by Mel Gibson in 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
Charlize Theron (Monster) is director George Miller‘s top choice for the female lead in the sequel.
Everything is tentative this early in the process. According to E!Online, “the Mad Max revamp is a long way from fruition, and Miller is being very secretive about the roles and plot. Actors auditioning for the film have only been given a letter for their character’s name. The studio has yet to sign off on Miller’s choices, and no formal offers have been made.”