Tom Hardy Joins Cast of BBC Animated Sitcom 'Sticky'

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Trump and Putin are set to make "guest appearances" in the adult-themed animation, which is among 12 new comedy pilots announced by the BBC.

Currently flying high in the box-office smash Dunkirk, Tom Hardy has signed up for a new project that is a million miles away from a Christopher Nolan war epic. 

In the animated sitcom Sticky, the actor will lend his voice to one of four best friends who attend a college in the fictitious London borough of Shatford. When the internet suddenly disappears, the world is thrown into chaos. Can the friends cope offline? Who would kidnap the web, and why? How long do we really expect the planet to survive without internet porn? Only the gang can solve these questions as they embark on a thrilling rescue mission to infiltrate the headquarters of the mysterious perpetrators of this heinous web-based crime.

The other friends will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Fonejacker), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow, Peaky Blinders) and Javone Prince (Phoneshop, The Javone Prince Show), and — according to the release — Putin and Trump will make "guest appearances."

Sticky, from Too Tall Productions and set to appear on the digital channel BBC Three, is one of 12 new comedy pilots announced Wednesday by the U.K. broadcaster. 

Other projects include The Other One, in which two sisters — played by Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey, Happy Valley) and Rebecca Front (War and Peace) — discover one another; and The Pact, starring Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones' Baby) and Brett Goldstein (Adult Life Skills), which centers on two friends who make an agreement to marry each other if they're still single at 35.