By Jennifer Maas
Updated January 27, 2015 at 09:03 PM EST
Child 44

The first official trailer for the upcoming film Child 44 was released today.

The film, directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), is based on the 2008 book and first novel in author Tom Rob Smith’s trilogy about a disgraced MGB agent Leo Demidov, who investigates a series of horrific child murders during Joseph Stalin’s reign of the Soviet Union.

The movie stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as Demidov, as well as Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Gary Oldman (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan).

The official synopsis for the film is:

The film opens April 17.

Child 44

  • Book
  • Tom Rob Smith
  • Grand Central Publishing