EXCLUSIVE: The legendary exploits of Ernest Shackleton has drawn the interest of many of the biggest stars and directors in the stratosphere, but the tale has been too logistically difficult. Now, Tom Hardy looks to be the rugged actor who’ll take on the role of Shackleton, as an epic movie is coming together with Peter Straughan writing the script, and Studiocanal coming aboard to fully finance. Who’s Shackleton? He led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, but the polar explorer is best remembered in how he handled adversity. His ship Endurance was crushed by ice floes and he managed to keep everyone alive in a harrowing journey to safety in sub zero temperatures. CAA and United Agents rep Hardy, who was Oscar nominated for The Revenant and next stars in the Christopher Nolan-directed Dunkirk.