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Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Fonzo" - Tom Hardy Is 'Al Capone'



Sneak Peek actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road") as gangster 'Alphonse "Scarface" Capone', from director Josh Trank's "Fonzo" chronicling the life of the ruthless, former Chicago mob boss, prior to his death:


Cast of "Fonzo" also includes Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathrine Narducci and Linda Cardellini.


Hardy said he had been working closely with Warner Bros, "watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson...



"...it’s interesting to get them, and a bit of 'Capone', into the bloodstream… 


"The idea isn’t to remake those films...


"...but to get a flavor of them as we explore Capone’s career as a racketeer."


The "Cicero" screenplay was originally written by Walon Green, noted for writing director Sam Peckinpah's classic western "The Wild Bunch".


Actors previously playing Capone in film include Rod Steiger, "Al Capone" (1959), Neville Brand, "The George Raft Story (1961), Jason Robards, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967), Buddy Lester, "Poor Devil" (1973), Ben Gazzara, "Capone" (1975), Eric Roberts, "The Lost Capone" (1990), Anthony LaPaglia, "Road to Perdition" (2002), Jon Bernthal, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009) and Stephen Graham,"Boardwalk Empire" (2010).


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Al Capone'...