Back in 1990 Spandau Ballet stars Martin and Gary Kemp took on the roles of the infamous Kray Twins in a biopic of the famed 1960s British gangsters. Now it’s Tom Hardy’s turn to play both Ronnie and Reggie in Legend.
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 amazing double 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.’
The movie will also include the fact that Ronnie Kray was bisexual (while some say he exclusively slept with men, he identified as bisexual). Although him being open about this may seem odd for the 60s, especially considering his profession, it is known that that he did tell many about it and had a series of pretty young boyfriends he likes to show of. He knew the no matter what anyone really though, no one would dare say anything about it to his face – especially because, he was pretty nuts.
The main UK trailer and a poster has been released, to give us a taste of the movie that will be released on Wednesday 9th September 2015. [Read more…]