Tom Hardy and Tye Sheridan are just some of the big names joining the cast of the Vietnam War feature The Things They Carried. Back in March 2019, we reported Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) would direct the feature-length adaptation of author and Vietnam vet Tim O’Brien‘s 1990 short story collection based on his experiences in the war. The book received major acclaim upon release, eventually going on to become a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The short story “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” served as the basis for the 1998 Kiefer Sutherland movie A Soldier’s Sweetheart.
Sanders shared a statement on the cast assembled for The Things They Carried, remarking, “The Things They Carried is a beautifully crafted work and one of the most viscerally evocative books I have ever read. For me, it transcends its subject of young men at war and explores the landscape of deep human emotions that reside within all of us,” and went on to say, “I am so excited about the cast we have put together – we have not seen this many young stars from different backgrounds sharing the screen since the days of Platoon or The Outsiders.”
We’ll keep you informed as The Things They Carried develops.