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Tom Hardy Confirms He'll Play Al Capone In Gangster Film 'Fonzo'

Tom Hardy Confirms He'll Play Al Capone In Gangster Film 'Fonzo'

Tom Hardy seems like an extremely busy guy. After all, the English actor only finished shooting for his last A-list turn - as Eddie Brock in Spider-man spin-off movie Venom - back in January.

However, it now looks like Tom's already moved onto his next big role after he confirmed that he'll be starring as infamous Chicago mobster Al Capone in the upcoming gangster biopic Fonzo.

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In an Instagram post, Tom shared a photo of himself in action as the iconic gangster, captioned simply 'Time for Al Cap'. It's going to be ace.

Credit: Instagram/Tom Hardy
Credit: Instagram/Tom Hardy

Of course, Tom has plenty of experience of playing notorious real-life hard-men. In 2009, he had a classic turn as one of Britain's most famous prisoners, Charles Bronson, who is currently serving life in prison.

Fonzo is set to focus on Capone's final years. After finally winding up in prison for tax evasion, including a stint in Alcatraz, 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.

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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.

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"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," the synopsis of Fonzo reads.

"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 has been in development for a few years now and will be directed by Josh Trank, the guy responsible for the 2012 sci-fi film Chronicle and the epic superhero film Fantastic Four .

Filming on the movie could start as early as next month, and you wouldn't put it past Tom to share more behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram as he did for Venom. What a generous guy, eh?

No doubt that Tom Hardy is going to make an excellent Al Capone. The first scenes of him in action can't come soon enough.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: CHicago, Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, al capone, tom hardy

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

 

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