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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tom Hardy Is "Capone"



Actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road", "Venom"), stars as notorious Chicago gangster 'Scarface Al Capone' in the new feature "Capone" (aka "Fonzo"), written and directed by Josh Trank ("Fantastic Four"), to be released as Video On Demand May 12, 2020 by Vertical Entertainment:


"...the new film focuses on the notorious Chicago mob boss, killer 'Scarface Al Capone'...



"... after his 11-year sentence at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta for income tax evasion and perjury...


"...as he suffers from debilitating syphilis and fevered flashbacks that drive him insane..."


Cast also includes Linda Cardellini as 'Mae Capone, Jack Lowden as 'FBI Agent Crawford', Matt Dillon as 'Johnny', Noel Fisher as 'Junior', Kyle MacLachlan as 'Karlock' and Kathrine Narducci as 'Rosie Capone'.


Hardy said he researched the part by 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."


Actors previously playing Capone in film include Rod Steiger in "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 "Capone"...