The last time we saw Tom Hardy he was doing his best to destroy the world as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, but now the muscular actor wants to produce an animal-trafficking film.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy have teamed up to produce an animal-trafficking drama set up at Warner Brothers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the search for a writer to pen the script has already begun; the film will be in the vein of Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic which illustrated the various impacts of the war on drugs.

In this case, the upcoming film is rumoured to look at everything from the ground war on poachers in the African savannah to how animal material ends up in the fashion houses of Paris.

English actor, Tom Hardy came up with the idea; he claims that he was inspired by some of his friends who were former Special Forces soldiers and went on to become anti-poaching fighters in South Africa.

Spiderman actor, Tobey Maguire and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio, are set to join the BAFTA-award winning actor on the production side of the film, but it’s unknown if any of them will appear in it as well.

DiCaprio and Maguire – who are currently both starring in The Great Gatsby for Warners – are old friends, despite rarely working together.

Just last year DiCaprio – who is a long-time animal rights activist – became the spokesman for a campaign to protect elephants organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

It seems like Hardy is fast becoming Warner Brother’s new favourite person. Not only has he had notable appearances in The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, but his keen interest in film-making could see him become a promising producer for the studio too.

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