It looks like Tom Hardy is hoping to get his gangster on once more, as Variety reports that he’s set to play Al Capone in the movie Fonzo. Chronicle helmer Josh Trank, who some thought might have difficulty getting another job after the failure of Fantastic Four, is set to direct from his own script.
Capone was a ‘bootlegger and brutal gangster who ruled Chicago during Prohibition. The federal government successfully prosecuted him for tax evasion in 1931 and he was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released after eight years and died at the age of 48 in 1947 as dementia rotted his brain and harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.’ The movie will follow him at the end of his life, when he’s 47.
The movie will be looking for buyers at the American Film Market next week. It’s not known when the film might shoot.