Child 44 Movie

How do you find a killer who doesn't exist?

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A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Who's Involved:

Gary Oldman, Ridley Scott, Vincent Cassel, Jason Clarke, Daniel Espinosa, Hoyt David Morgan, Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah E. Johnson, Greg Shapiro, Richard Price, Noomi Rapace, Michael Schaefer, Douglas Urbanski

Release Date:

Friday, April 17, 2015 (Nationwide)

violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

As an officer of the military police, Leo Demidov, is one of the most feared men in Stalin's Soviet Union. Leo never questions his patriotic duty until the young son of his friend is found brutally killed and he must deny the accusation of murder despite the evidence. When his beloved wife is then accused of being a traitor, Leo is disgraced and fears for his life. Banished to a work camp, he stumbles across a series of child murders matching the death of his friend's son, Leo begins to track down the murderer and is shocked to find that his connection to it is deeper and more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

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Who stars in Child 44 : Cast List

... Leo Demidov

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Who's making Child 44 : Crew List

A look at the Child 44 behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Daniel Espinosa last directed Morbius and Life. The film's writer Richard Price last wrote The Cold Light of Day and Freedomland.


Richard Price


Michael Schaefer
Ridley Scott
Greg Shapiro

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Production: What we know about Child 44 ?

Key Facts

  1. Ridley Scott was initially planning to direct the film. Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) will now direct.
  2. Tom Hardy would play the Soviet officer, while Noomi Rapace would play his wife, who pretends to be a doting partner but is concealing many thoughts and feelings. Gary Oldman will play the head of police who is acting on those suspicions.

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. December 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. September 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. March 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Worldview Entertainment is closing in on a deal to co-finance and executive produce the film with Summit Entertainment. Eyeing a June 2013 start date.

  5. September 2012: The film was in Development status.

    Plan is to get into production early next year; however, the film hasn’t yet gotten the final greenlight.

Child 44 Release Date: When was the film released?

Child 44 was released in 2015 on Friday, April 17, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Monkey Kingdom, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Unfriended.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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