Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming action thriller, Havoc. Tom Hardy is already on board to star in the movie from The Raid director Gareth Evans.


Havoc falls under Evans’ new exclusive deal with Netflix, which he recently signed with the streaming giant.

Havoc will be the first project to come out of this deal, it’s a crime drama starring Hardy (The Revenant, Venom). Evans will write as well as direct the film which is currently in development.

Whitaker has amassed quite the filmography over the years, starring in a mixture of smaller projects as well as blockbusters. The Oscar-winner’s previous credits include the likes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Black Panther, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Last King of Scotland, Panic Room, Species and The Butler to name but a few.

He recently starred in the ongoing series Godfather Of Harlem, in which he portrays real-life gangster Bumpy Johnson. Detailing the gangster’s life during the 1960s, and his rise through the criminal ranks, the series also acts as a prequel to the 2007 movie, American Gangster, which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas, played by Denzel Washington.

The official synopsis for Havoc reads –

“The story is set after a drug deal gone wrong, when a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that ensnares his entire city.”

Evans is more well-known for making films like The Raid, The Raid 2 and Merantau, and is also known for creating and directing Sky Atlantic’s critically-acclaimed series Gangs Of London which stars Joe Cole.

Netflix’s Havoc is currently scheduled to enter production in late-June 2021, according to Production Weekly, and filming is to take place primarily in Wales, UK.

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