BBC picked up Tom Hardy’s musical London Road

Tom Hardy London RoadBBC Worldwide America has acquired the U.S. rights to screen the musical thriller London Road, which stars Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, and Anita Dobson.

According to a report by Variety, the film, which is based on the National Theatre musical of the same name about the 2006 Steven Wright killings in Ipswich, will be shown in theaters in September. The film is about how the community residents of London Road cope with being in the midst of a tragedy when a local is convicted of a string of murders. The play received positive reviews during its first run in 2011, and it returned for another successful (sold out) run in 2012.

Variety also added that the film will feature many members of the play’s original cast, including Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, James Doherty, Kate Fleetwood, Hal Fowler, Linzi Hateley, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, and Duncan Wisbey.

Soumya Sriraman, BBC Worldwide North America’s exec VP of franchise and digital enterprises, praised the film, saying:

London Road offers a rare lyrical interpretation of true events with a fantastic ensemble cast including Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman. While the film deals with a difficult subject, it also illustrates the resilience of a community coming together under extraordinary circumstances.”

London Road will hit theaters in September this year.