Child 44 is based on the first tome of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and is set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The movie is a political-charged, serial killer thiller led by Tom Hardy. Hardy plays the role of a demoted angent Leo Demidov, who loses status and power when he refuses to denounce his wife as a traitor. He is exiled from Moscow and is relocated in a grim provincial outpost. He then joins General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track a serial killer who preys on young boys. The movie also stars Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman and Vincent Cassel. The movie comes out in theaters April 17 2015.