Scheduled for release sometime in 2019, the pic will see Hardy inhabit the skin of notorious crime boss Al Capone. Currently in post-production, we got our first look at the Academy Award nominee in full Capone prosthetic earlier this month, and the image really had to be seen to be believed. Although, should you still be of the mind that your vision is deceiving you, don’t worry, we’ve got the cure.
Courtesy of Collider, a brand spanking new photo of Hardy as the Chicago Outfit mafioso has surfaced online, which you can check out below (along with some previously released pics) and no, your eyesight isn’t failing you, it really is Tom Hardy under that pale, wrinkled complexion.
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Co-starring Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Matt Dillon (The House That Jack Built) and Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Fonzo will focus on a forty-seven-year-old Al Capone, following his decade-long incarceration as he struggles with the onset of dementia.
For more, here’s the plot summary:
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
Directed and written by none other than the divisive filmmaker Josh Trank, Fonzo will look to repair the damage done to his career during the tumultuous production of Fantastic Four, the panned superhero feature which he departed, supposedly “to do something original and smaller-scale.”
Fonzo indeed could be a contender come award season but, if nothing else, it’s sure to feature another tour de force performance from Oscar nominee Tom Hardy who, given his performance in the 2015 crime thriller Legend, has this mafioso thing down pat by now.