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​Tom Hardy Shares 'Awkward' Photo From Behind The Scenes Of Al Capone Movie

​Tom Hardy Shares 'Awkward' Photo From Behind The Scenes Of Al Capone Movie

He looks completely unrecognisable in a behind-the-scenes shot from the set of new Al Capone flick, ​Fonzo

Tom Hardy has already proven he's a bit of an acting legend, willing to transform himself into whatever's required for a role - while still looking completely badass.

The latest? A bit of a 'mega awkward character misstep', according to the caption of a behind-the-scenes shot of Hardy on set of his upcoming Al Capone flick, Fonzo.

Instagram/Tom Hardy

It's like he's fast forwarded his body and looks well into his 50s or 60s. Ah, the glamours of make-up and, we're guessing, heavy prosthetics.

Excitement is fast mounting for Fonzo, which will focus on the later life of the Chicago mobster - in particular, when he was incarcerated for tax evasion and suffering heavily from dementia.

According to the promotional notes, it will depict how Al Capone's 'past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life'.

Just a week ago Hardy reportedly shaved all his hair off for the iconic role, being made to wear a wig that would make him look like the infamous balding mafia boss.

He's also teased a series of photos of him in character, including one of Hardy holding Capone's well-known white fedora hat, along with a closeup showing the actor's face bearing three scars - the calling card of the man known as 'Scarface'.

Instagram/Tom Hardy

'Mega awkward', the transition might be, but it's not like Hardy's shied away from extreme transformations before.

Very recently he beefed up big time to play Eddie Brock in Marvel's forthcoming flick Venom. He had reportedly been getting into shape by boxing, kickboxing and MMA, with trainers Nathan Jones and Mark Mene not holding back on helping him go full beast mode.

"Training Tom Hardy, what I found surprising was actually his humility, he was very humble, down to earth," Mark said.

"And you're able to communicate with him. I'm impressed, he's definitely going to live up to the character, because, you know, he's dealing with a guy that turns into an 8ft tall beast.

"The fact that Tommy is able to get into these really uncomfortable situations for training and he's able to recoup and gather himself and carry on with it, it's impressive.

"What the world is going to see is one of the darkest, most powerful super villains that Marvel's ever created. It's going to be carnage."

While there's currently no release date currently scheduled for Fonzo, it's thought that the end of 2018 or the start of 2019 might be realistic.

Thankfully, though, we can expect Venom to hit screens at the beginning of October, so at least we've got something to tide us over in the meantime.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Instagram/Tom Hardy

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, venom, Celebrity, tom hardy