New Photos Of Tom Hardy As Al Capone Are Here And The Resemblance Is Uncanny
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Tom Hardy is no stranger to playing gangsters.
From his brilliant portrayal of Charles Bronson in the handily-titled Bronson, to playing both of the Kray twins in Legend, he's carved out quite a name for himself as THE guy to turn to when you're making a gangster biopic - which is what Joshua Trank did when he was casting for his upcoming Al Capone biopic, Fonzo.
While the film is still in its production stages, we've been given the first official look at Tom Hardy as the notorious American mob boss and the resemblance is uncanny.
With a receding hairline, wrinkled skin and dark red eyes, Tom looks unrecognisable as a 47-year-old Al Capone.
And while Tom has been sharing the odd photo of his mob boss transformation on Instagram, this one trumps the lot.
We're yet to see any footage of the upcoming movie, but with the first-look photo now out for all to see, we suspect the trailer will be coming along soon.
Unlike previous portrayals of the gangster - such as Robert De Niro in the 1987 classic The Untouchables and Ben Gazzara in the 1975 biopic Capone - Tom will depict an older Capone in the final stages of his life.
Now at 47 years old - not long before his death at 48 - following an eight-year sentence in prison, Capone's mind has been rotted by dementia and now his violent and brutal past is coming back to haunt him.
The film - whose title comes from Capone's first name, Alphonse - is directed by Josh Trank, who is best known for his 2015 reboot of Marvel's Fantastic Four and the 2012 film Chronicle.
It will also star Linda Cardellini (Legally Blonde, Brokeback Mountain) as Mae Capone and Matt Dillon (Crash, Something About Mary).
Capone, who died in 1947 after a heart attack caused by a stroke, spent eight years in prison for tax evasion and contempt of court.
After contracting syphilis, he contracted a mental condition called paresis, where inflammation of the brain caused a progressive onset of dementia.
We don't know about you, but we can't wait to see another stellar performance from Hardy as the most infamous gangster in America's prohibition era.
Fonzo is set to be released some time in 2019 but If you can't bear to wait another moment for a Tom Hardy fix, you can catch his latest movie, Venom, which comes out on 5 October.