Tom Hardy posted a photograph on Instagram day before yesterday to bless us all with his first look as infamous American mobster, Scarface.
He captioned the photo, “Time for Al Cap.” His face was partially hidden under smoke while he stared at the camera lens.
Hardy is all set to hit the cinemas with the biopic, Fonzo, where he will be playing the role of Al Capone.
Al Capone, commonly known as Scarface, was an American crime boss, businessman and co-founder of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign ended when he was 33 years old.
The news of Tom Hardy playing the role of Al Capone was first confirmed by Deadline in 2016. Now, the wait is almost over, as cameras are about to start rolling for the project. In fact, the movie is expected to release this year!
Tom Hardy is undoubtedly the best choice to play the role of the American gangster, considering his performance as Charles Bronson in Bronson, Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders and Kray brothers in Legend.
Now, after the photo, fans can’t wait for the movie; it is expected to be as mysterious as the photo shared by Tom Hardy!
Fonzo will be sharing the story of Capone as his dementia kicks in, showing his violent lifestyle. The official synopsis of the biopic 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.”
When Capone was released from prison, he was shrunken because of his decaying health, dying shortly after because of a heart attack in 1947 at the young age of 48.
The movie was in the development for a few years now, and it is due to be directed by the talented Josh Trank, the man who was responsible for the science-fiction blockbuster Chronicle in 2012.
Tom Hardy is one of the most amazing actors Hollywood has ever produced. He is great at what he does and can take any role and do complete justice to it.
He has shown his amazing talent by playing the role of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, living through the Armageddon in Mad Max: Fury Road, doing justice to the role of RAF pilot in Dunkirk and – not to forget – his amazing acting in The Revenant.
He has also shown his talent in TV shows like Taboo and Peaky Blinders. The diversity in the roles he takes has made him one of the most loved actors in the industry.
There is another project Hardy is working on these days, Venom, which will be releasing later this year.
In the movie, Tom Hardy will be playing the lead role of a comics journalist, Eddie Brock, who teams up with alien symbiote. Together, they are known as Venom – the anti-hero that protects innocent people.
The filming for Fonzo is expected to start in the month of April, though the release date has not yet been revealed.