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Tom Hardy will play Sam Fisher in 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell'

The Juice* loves us some video games (and not just the Lana Del Rey kind), so we're all kinds of happy to hear The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy has signed on to star in a movie based on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series. Sure, Michael Ironside did a lot of the voice work, but he's too old to play Sam Fisher onscreen.

Eric Warren Singer, who wrote The International, will work on a script for French gaming company Ubisoft, Deadline.com reports. Paramount and Warner Bros. are rumored to be interested in the franchise, which is sort of a realistic Mission: Impossible without Tom Cruise.

Hardy is poised to be the next big action star with this role. Wait, did we say next? With Warrior, Inception and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy already under his belt along with Dark Knight's Bane, he's already there. And Mad Max: Fury Road isn't even out yet.

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