Tom Hardy ‘To Play Al Capone’ In Gangster’s Biopic
Tom Hardy is rumoured to play American gangster Al Capone in the upcoming film, Fonzo.
It’s fair to say he’d be suited to the role considering his performances as Charles Bronson in Bronson, both Kray brothers in Legend and Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders.
Deadline previously reported he’d take on the role of Al Capone in the film which focuses on the last years of the gangster’s life.
The Times-Picayune, have reported Fonzo is all set to start shooting, with production scheduled to begin on April 2, according to the city’s film office.
Fonzo is reportedly going to tell the story of Capone as dementia sets in, bringing forward past memories of his violent lifestyle.
The synopsis, as reported by various news sites is as follows:
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.
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.
BLOOM’s Alex Walton said:
Fonzo brings together the myth and lore of notorious American Gangster Al Capone, with the undeniable talent of Tom Hardy and Josh Trank. We are thrilled to bring this film to buyers at the AFM.
The 40-year-old also portrayed the malevolent Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Yet Hardy’s mission impossible to gain 42 pounds of muscle and fat to fill out that Bane mask in three short months came at a cost.
Since hanging up his mask and leaving Gotham, the 5ft 9 inch Hollywood star has experienced some aches and pains due to his extreme weight gain and subsequent loss.
He told The Daily Beast:
To go from one extreme to another has a cost. I’m certainly a bit achier than I used to be!
Compared to Christian Bale I’ve been by no means extreme in my body changes, but for what little I’ve done, yeah, I certainly have joints that click that probably shouldn’t click, you know what I mean?
And carrying my children is a little bit harder than it used to be – but don’t tell them! I’ve probably damaged my body too much. I’m only little! If I keep putting on weight I’ll collapse like a house of cards under too much pressure.
A good casting? I think so.