Tom Hardy is finally ready to fill the boots of infamous mobster Al Capone in the upcoming biopic ‘Capone’. Not one to shy away from a dramatic transformation, Hardy looks almost unrecognizable in the prosthetics used to portray the American gangster whose rise to infamy in Chicago took place in the 1920s.
The official synopsis reads: “A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Capone (Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.”
Fans have had only teaser photos of Hardy as Capone to whet their appetites since filming began in 2018 but now director Josh Trank has tweeted the new trailer and release date.
‘Capone’ will be distributed by Vertical Entertainment who is best known for other titles like ‘Gotti’ (2018) and ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ (2018). They will “release it digitally” on May 12th as movie theatres are currently closed due to COVID-19 and Trank tweeted: “Hopefully will be on the big screen later this year.”
The film (that was originally titled ‘Fonzo’) also stars Linda Cardellini as Mae Capone, Matt Dillon as Johnny, Kyle MacLachlan as Karlock, and Jack Lowden as FBI Agent Crawford. The film has been given an ‘R’ rating for “strong/bloody violence, pervasive language, and some sexuality.”
Trank made his big screen debut with the original superhero movie ‘Chronicle’ in 2012 yet following his disastrous box office flop that was ‘Fantastic Four’ (2015) he took a long break from being behind the camera. ‘Capone’ which he also wrote the script for is believed to be his big comeback.