Tom Hardy stars in trailer for thriller Child 44: watch now

The first trailer for Tom Hardy's Cold War thriller Child 44 has landed online, and it's just about as dark and mesmerising as you'd expect.

Based on Tom Rob Smith's novel, the film sees Hardy playing a Russian secret police agent who investigates when children begin to go missing.

He teams up with a general (Gary Oldman) when he's exiled from Moscow with his wife (Noomi Rapace).

This looks like bleak, moody stuff, with another fantastic performance from Hardy, who seems to pull off yet another tricky accent.

Check out the trailer below...

Child 44 opens in the UK on 17 April.