Another big production update this time concerning Tom Hardy‘s upcoming gangster flick Fonzo.
Written and directed by Josh Trank the film will chronicle the rise to power of notorious Chicago gangster Alfonse “Fonzo” Capone.
Deadline recently reported that Hardy was attached for the role of Capone.
Tom Hardy is attached to play all-time American gangster Al Capone in Fonzo, a new project written and to be directed by Josh Trank. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures and Lawrence Bender are producing the pic, which centers on Capone in the final days of his life. The real-life Capone died in 1947 at age 48.
The pic, now in production centers on Alfonse Capone, the ruthless businessman, and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist before being famously taken down by Eliot Ness. After nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
We’ve learned that the film’s production could be starting as soon this May with locations including Atlanta and New Orleans. Check out the production information below.
The potential synopsis backs up information previously relayed by Deadline. As flashbacks will be an important aspect of the film’s storytelling as an older Capone will be reflecting on his gangster life.
SOURCE: MY ENTERTAINMENT WORLD