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In 'The Drop,' Tom Hardy stayed still on camera, and unbridled off it
In 'The Drop,' Tom Hardy stayed still on camera, and unbridled off it

There were dogs on set and dogs in the script, but Tom Hardy felt like the production of "The Drop" could use one more mutt. The British actor — known for being Bane and Bronson and now, he hopes, Bob, the not-so-simple simpleton in the new crime drama penned by genre master Dennis Lehane — has a hard time saying no to a pooch, or at least something he likes that might make everyone else a little crazy. So when costar Noomi Rapace brought Hardy to an animal shelter near their Brooklyn set to research their roles, the outcome wasn't really in doubt. "I knew the minute we walked in there, he'd be walking out with a dog," Rapace said in her trailer,...

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