Tom Hardy pulls double duty in Legend, starring opposite himself as both of the infamous Kray twins, who rules the London underworld in the 1960s and became celebrities in their own right while doing it. Now a proper trailer has arrived, which you can see below.
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 hadn’t been clear up until now is whether the film would hide the fact that Ronnie Kray was bisexual (while some say he exclusively slept with men, he identified as bisexual), but the trailer let’s us now this will be a feature, with Reggie letting us know he ‘prefers boys’. Although him being so upfront about this may seem odd for the 60s, it is known that that he was pretty open about it, as he knew no one would dare say anything about it to his face – especially because, as the trailer shows, he was pretty nuts.
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.