Tom Hardy Is Al Capone In Josh Trank’s Fonzo – New Image

Fonzo - Tom Hardy

by Ben Travis |
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From Charles Bronson to the Kray twins, Tom Hardy has form for portraying notorious criminals on the big screen. And while Venom is set to pitch him back into comic book territory for the first time since The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy has another hardened gangster lined up after that. He’s playing an aged Al Capone in Fonzo, the new film from director Josh Trank – who shared a photo of Hardy in character on Twitter.

True to Capone’s 'Scarface' nickname, the role has Hardy with a large scar on his left cheek, as well as old-age make-up and an unflattering combover. The film follows Capone at age 47, when he was released from prison and suffered a whole host of health issues: late-stage syphilis, a stroke and pneumonia, to name but a few. The infamous bootlegger and gang boss died aged 48, so expect this to be a more meditative look at Capone’s final year rather than a boisterous depiction of him in his prime.

Fonzo marks Trank’s first film since Fantastic Four – the critically-panned 2015 superhero reboot with widely-publicised production issues. Around the time of Fantastic Four's release, Trank left the Star Wars Story spin-off project he'd previously been announced as directing – with some reports claiming that he was fired. For his comeback Trank has written, directed and edited Fonzo, which is now in post-production and expected to hit cinemas in 2019. The film also stars Kyle MacLachlan, Matt Dillon and Linda Cardellini, and will feature music from rapper-producer El-P.

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