Nope, Tom Hardy isn’t starring in a remake of the 1985 Ridley Scott fantasy, as this is something rather different. Instead he’s playing both Reggie and Ronnie Kray, which must have been an interesting acting challenge for considering he’s both of the main characters.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an incredible performance. LEGEND is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray Twins.’
What’s not really hinted at in the teaser is that Reggie Kray was bisexual (while some say he exclusively slept with men, he identified as bisexual). He is believed to have been quite open about this even at the height of his gangster exploits. However it’s not clear how the film will handle this.
Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything, The Harry Potter series), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) also star. Legend is released in cinemas across the UK on September 11th.