Tom Hardy and Pete Davidson lead a diverse ensemble cast in The Things They ...

30 years after The Things They Carried was published, the Vietnam War novel is heading to the big screen, with an all-star ensemble cast.

The Things They Carried is one of several projects coming out of the virtual American Film Market, with Tom Hardy and Pete Davidson to lead the cast, according to a report from Deadline.

They are joined by Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Stephan James (21 Bridges), Bill Skarsgard (IT), Ashton Sanders (Wu-Tang: An American Saga), Martin Sensmeier (Yellowstone), Moises Arias (The King of Staten Island) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria).

Cast leads: The Things They Carried is one of several projects coming out of the virtual American Film Market, with Tom Hardy and Pete Davidson to lead the cast, according to a report from Deadline

Cast leads: The Things They Carried is one of several projects coming out of the virtual American Film Market, with Tom Hardy and Pete Davidson to lead the cast, according to a report from Deadline

Cast leads: The Things They Carried is one of several projects coming out of the virtual American Film Market, with Tom Hardy and Pete Davidson to lead the cast, according to a report from Deadline

The book was written by Tim O'Brien, largely based on his own experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War in the 23rd Infantry Division.

The book is told through several separate stories about the men of the fictional Alpha Company, as they traverse from village to village as they struggle to come to grips with why they're all there in the first place.

The book won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of New York Times' Book of the Century.

War book: The book was written by Tim O'Brien, largely based on his own experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War in the 23rd Infantry Division

War book: The book was written by Tim O'Brien, largely based on his own experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War in the 23rd Infantry Division

Struggle: The book is told through several separate stories about the men of the fictional Alpha Company, as they traverse from village to village as they struggle to come to grips with why they're all there in the first place

Struggle: The book is told through several separate stories about the men of the fictional Alpha Company, as they traverse from village to village as they struggle to come to grips with why they're all there in the first place

Some of the stories in the book were previously adapted in the 1998 movie A Soldier's Sweetheart, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell) directs from an adapted screenplay by Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), with Hardy also producing with his Hardy Son & Baker partner Dean Baker, alongside David Zander, who had optioned

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