Tom Hardy replaces Michael Fassbender in 'Tinker Tailor'

03 September 2010

Inception and Bronson star Tom Hardy has replaced Michael Fassbender in an upcoming adaptation of John le Carré's Cold War-set espionage novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, reports The Daily Mail.

Hardy joins a cast that already includes Gary Oldman, Ciaran Hinds, Jared Harris, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch, and will play Ricky Tarr, a British operative who assists counter-intelligence officer George Smiley (Oldman) in exposing a Soviet mole. Fassbender dropped out due to commitments to X-Men: First Class.

Tomas Alfredson, director of Let the Right One In, is set to start filming within weeks.