AceShowbiz - Tom Hardy, who starred as London's notorious identical-twin criminals Ronnie and Reggie Kray in "Legend (2015)", is set to play another legendary gangster. According to Deadline, BLOOM has announced that the 39-year-old British actor will star as Al Capone, the infamous and feared American mobster, in a biopic called "Fonzo".
Josh Trank ("Fantastic Four", "Chronicle") is on board to pen the script and direct the movie. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures will serve as producers alongside Oscar nominee Lawrence Bender ("Inglourious Basterds"). BLOOM is handling international sales on the project and plans to introduce it to buyers next week at the American Film Market.
" 'Fonzo' brings together the myth and lore of notorious American Gangster Al Capone, with the undeniable talent of Tom Hardy and Josh Trank," BLOOM's Alex Walton said in a statement. "We are thrilled to bring this film to buyers at the AFM."
The official synopsis reads, "Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al Capone was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Al's mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life."
Tom will next be seen along with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk", which is set for a July 21, 2017 release in U.S. theaters. The Oscar-nominated actor stars on FX's upcoming series "Taboo", which he also creates and executive produces alongside Steven Knight and Ridley Scott.