For the last year we’ve been getting set photos featuring the lovely Tom Hardy snuggling an adorable pit bull type dog, and the trailer for that film has finally arrived. The Drop is written by Dennis Lehane, the author of the books Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island as well as the writer of several episodes of The Wire. Hardy stars as an ex-con who gets sucked into a robbery gone wrong, with Noomi Rapace playing his girlfriend and James Gandolfini as what appears to be some sort of local tough guy/mentor. The trailer looks intriguing, and while it’s a bit confusing it certainly doesn’t give away too much of the plot. There is also a puppy. It looks like a tense, slow-burning thriller and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that dog. The Drop is scheduled for US release on September 12th.