Tom Hardy To Play Al Capone In Exciting New Gangster Flick

OMG March 9, 2018 By Hugo

Tom Hardy has been all the rage in recent years, and after starring roles in The Dark Knight Rises and co-starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, the Brit is now among the most coveted leading actors in Hollywood.

His last A-list gig - as Eddie Brock in Spider-man spin-off movie Venom -has only just wrapped up filming, and it appears Hardy's quest for Hollywood domination appears stronger than ever after it emerged that he'll be playing the infamous American mobster, Al Capone in the biopic, Fonzo.

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Confirming the news, Hardy took to his Instagram page to share a still from the movie, captioned 'Time for Al Cap'.

The hard-hitting role won't be the first time Tom has climbed into the mind of a notorious criminal. In 2009, he portrayed one of Britain's most violent prisoners, Charles Bronson, who is currently serving life in prison.

Fonzo will chronicle Capone's final years alive following his prison sentence for tax evasion, which included a stint in the infamous prison island of Alcatraz. 

It was there that Capone became gravely ill with syphilis, which went untreated for most of his incarceration. By his release, he was a shadow of his former figure.

Shortly after, Capone passed away in the more luxurious surroundings of his Florida mansion, where he died of a heart attack in 1947 at 48-years-old.

Provided by IMDB, the plot 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."

Fonzo's will be directed by Josh Trank, whose previous credits as an auteur include the 2012 sci-fi film Chronicle and the much-maligned superhero film Fantastic Four.

Judging by his past roles, Tom Hardy appears an excellent casting, but do you think such a legendary character of the American underworld deserved an American actor instead? Or is Tom Hardy perfect?

Let us know in the comments below.

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