The movie, to be released in April, is set in Russia in the 1950s.

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the thriller Child 44, starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace, three months ahead of its April 17 launch in the United States.

Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel also star in the thriller, directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script by Richard Price. Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro produced.

The story, set in Stalinist Russia in 1952, centres on a senior member of the secret police framed by a colleague for treason and exiled to a remote outpost, where he unearths a series of 44 mysterious murders and vows to catch the elusive killer.

“I thought you might like to know – there's been another,” Hardy's character is told at one point. — Reuters