IMDb has added Ruth Wilson to the cast list of Locke, an upcoming film starring Tom Hardy. Directed by Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight, the entire 90-minute film is said to be shot in real time and will tell the story of Ivan Locke, “who has the perfect family and a dream job, until a phone call forces him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.”
Hardy takes on the titular role while Wilson is set to play a woman named Katrina, though no other details are known about the character at this time. In fact, Wilson’s casting hasn’t even been officially confirmed, though I’m inclined to believe IMDb on this one.
Wilson recently wrapped Saving Mr. Banks in which she starred in alongside Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson and Paul Giammatti. She has also just begun shooting A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson and fellow Brit and Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens. The actress is also set to make her major American film debut this summer in Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, where she plays the love interest to Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger.
For those not yet familiar with Wilson, she’s definitely a talent to keep your eye on. After catching her on Luther, I’ve been following her closely and have been impressed with what I’ve seen. I’m thrilled to see her gaining more exposure and I’m looking forward to seeing her in a big blockbuster like The Lone Ranger as the role should considerably raise her profile.
As for Locke, the film sounds extremely intriguing and though I’m skeptical of how well the whole “shot in real time” thing will play out, I’m confident that two individuals as talented as Knight and Hardy will surely be able to deliver something worthy.