If You’ve Ever Wanted To Be In A Movie With Tom Hardy, Now’s Your Chance
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Imagine being on a film set and getting to have a bit of banter with Tom Hardy?
You're probably thinking, 'Yeah pal, in your wildest dreams.'
Sure, under normal circumstances, that sort of situation would never happen for most of us mere mortals. But a fantastic opportunity has arisen for anyone who might have the next few weeks free.
Casting directors have released an open casting call for people interested in being a part of Fonzo, the biopic about Al Capone's later life as he starts to succumb to dementia, with Tom Hardy playing the lead role.
Nine9 has said: "Casting Directors are looking for talent of all ages to work on scenes filming at the end of March and into April. This is a paid opportunity to work in a feature film based on the later stages of Al Capone's life and starring Tom Hardy."
Look, there's no guarantee that you'll even be in the same room as the Bane actor or even see him if you're picked for the job - but never say never.
The scenes will be filmed over the next few weeks in New Orleans, so if you're keen to jump on a quick flight to the US, the opportunity is there.
Hardy has provided the first look at the infamous gangster after uploading a picture onto Instagram, captioned: "Chasing Fonzo."
While Capone is notorious for his life as a mobster and crime boss, writer and director Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) has opted to look at his days in Alcatraz and afterwards. After finally winding up in prison for tax evasion, Capone became increasingly disorientated and tormented by his past due to his suffering from untreated syphilis.
By the time of his release, Capone was a withered figure and lived the last years of his life quietly in his Florida mansion before dying of a heart attack in 1947. He was only 48.
The 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."
With a life story like that, Fonzo isn't exactly going to be cheery stuff, but if anyone can accurately capture the darkness of Capone's final years, Hardy can.