Just over two years ago we brought news that Tom Hardy was starring in an Al Capone biopic named Fonzo. It’s now close to release, and has sensibly been renamed Capone.
The cool British actor transforms into the infamous American gangster Alfonse ‘Fonzo’ Capone, who was also known as ‘Scarface’. He oversaw a seven-year Prohibition-era crime syndicate in Chicago, until he was eventually jailed – for tax evasion.
Capone is set to tell the tale of the original gangster in his late 40s. After 10 years in jail he becomes haunted by his violent past, as syphilitic dementia overtakes him.
Writer/director Josh Trank, who previously gave us Fantastic Four, is at the helm. Alongside Hardy we’ll see Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan and Noel Fisher (who we once knew as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Michelangelo).
Here’s a trailer for Capone, which is set for release in May: