Tom Hardy, star of “the Dark Knight Rises” is set to host and executive produce a documentary about wildlife poaching in Africa. The documentary will broadcast on U.K. network ITV.
The documentary has a working title of Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy. There will be two 60-minute episodes, as announced by the Hollywood Reporter. ITV stated that Hardy made a “personal commitment to travel to South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania and uncover why poaching has reached crisis levels across Africa.”
ITV network’s official website described the documentary, stating, “On his trek across the continent, Tom meets those affected and involved on all sides of the industry, including the farmers who have lost livestock to poachers, plus key figures from organizations fighting back against poaching on the ground and in government.”
Hardy’s production company, Hardy, Son & Baker will be producing the documentary. Baker, of the company, has said, “Tom’s goal is to bring the senseless slaughter of endangered wildlife in Africa, to the attention of the masses. This documentary is the first step of that process. We both hope it finds an engaged, empathetic audience who can be motivated to action.”
In addition to his famous role as Bane in the latest of the Batman series, he has also been featured in recent major movies such as “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “Inception”, and “Layer Cake”.