Tom Hardy continues to show why he is considered one of the most versatile actors working today. Not only is he appearing in the upcoming FX/BBC series Taboo, but his possible next feature involves a team up with director Josh Trank as one of history’s most notorious gangsters. Per Deadline:
Tom Hardy is attached to play all-time American gangster Al Capone in Fonzo, a new project written and to be directed by Josh Trank. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures and Lawrence Bender are producing the pic, which centers on Capone in the final days of his life. The real-life Capone died in 1947 at age 48.
CAA and WME Global are repping U.S. rights and Bloom is selling international at the upcoming American Film Market.
The pic, now in prepoduction centers on Alfonse Capone, the ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist before being famously taken down by Eliot Ness. After nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
After the less than stellar reception of Fantastic Four, this could serve as a bit of a comeback for Josh Trank. And the inclusion of Hardy makes the film an easier sell. This is a win-win for everyone involved.