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First Trailer For Al Capone Movie Starring Tom Hardy Has Been Released

Stewart Perrie

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First Trailer For Al Capone Movie Starring Tom Hardy Has Been Released

Featured Image Credit: Vertical Entertainment

The first trailer for Capone, a new movie about notorious gangster Al Capone starring Tom Hardy, has finally been released.

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Director Josh Trank dropped the footage, also revealing the film has changed its title from Fonzo to Capone.

The trailer gives us a good look at Tom Hardy as the infamous gangster, who never seems to be short of a cigar.

A chilling line is delivered in the opening sequence: "What's the difference between Adolf Hitler and Al Capone? Hitler is dead."

The movie 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.

Credit: Vertical Entertainment
Credit: Vertical Entertainment

By the time of his release, the notorious gangster was a withered figure and lived the last years of his life quietly in his mansion before dying of a heart attack in 1947. He was only 48.

With a life story like that, Capone isn't likely to be cheery stuff, but if anyone can accurately capture the darkness of the man's final years, you'd suspect it'd be Hardy.

The actor certainly hasn't shied away from playing hard, brutish men like Charles Bronson, Bane and even the Kray twins.

The official synopsis for the movie 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."

Credit: Vertical Entertainment
Credit: Vertical Entertainment

"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."

Capone has been in development for a few years now - director Josh Trank is also the man responsible for 2012 sci-fi film Chronicle and the 2015 reboot of Marvel's Fantastic Four.

The film will have a video-on-demand premiere on 12 May through Redbox Entertainment, where you'll be able to rent it for 48 hours. It's hoped to have a theatrical release soon.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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