Tom Hardy is digging pretty deep for new movie Capone, the first trailer for which has just landed online.
Directed by Fantastic Four and Chronicle helmsman Josh Trank, it finds Hardy as the ageing Al Capone, the world's most notorious gangster in his final years.
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Ravaged by neurosyphilis and suffering from dementia, it centres on the lesser known period of Capone's life, following his 11-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
Tom Hardy. Capone. Coming MAY 12.
(Different title. My cut. 🤩) pic.twitter.com/2PLdrcFxY6
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) April 15, 2020
However, the FBI suspect it's all an elaborate ruse as they continue to pursue him into old age.
Never one to shirk his responsibilities to the craft, Hardy has pulled out yet another unique vocal performance too, one which has not gone unnoticed.
It's reassuring that in these weird times, we can still rely on Tom Hardy to do a weird voice. https://t.co/j4Tr1fJOEr
— Jonwahizzle (@Jonwahizzle) April 15, 2020
Extremely here for another entry in the "Tom Hardy does a weird voice" genre https://t.co/ZjdLBJjvR9
— Kyle Waldrup (@kylewaldrup) April 15, 2020
I think it might be time to acknowledge that none of us really knows what Tom Hardy actually looks like, or what his real voice/accent is. pic.twitter.com/d4AplkTTL9
— Rus McLaughlin (@rusmclaughlin) April 15, 2020
Originally titled Fonzo, the movie shot back in 2018, and has been in limbo since a planned 2019 release date.
Around the time of shooting, both Hardy and Trank posted a host of pictures to their Instagram pages of his transformation.
Then yesterday, notice came from the Motion Picture Association of America that the movie had been rated R for 'strong/bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexuality'.
It's now emerged that it will be released by Vertical Entertainment, which specialises in on demand and home entertainment releases, meaning that it's likely to be on a small screen near you soon.
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Per the official synopsis: The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia, and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
It also stars Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini, Jack Lowden, Matt Dillon and Neal Brennan.
As yet, there's no confirmed UK release date.
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