Inception star Tom Hardy has dropped out of Miike Takashi's English-language debut film The Outsider. Production on the movie is currently underway, but it has been placed on hold following The Dark Knight Rises star's departure, according to Twitch.com. Producers are now searching for a new lead and reports suggest Takashi may exit the film because of the hiatus and his commitments to several other projects this year (14). The Outsider has been in development since 2011, and centres on an American soldier, who becomes a member of the Japanese Yakuza crime organisation. Michael Fassbender was previously attached to star in the film with Safe House filmmaker Daniel Espinosa directing, but the project fell through in 2012.