The British actor portrays one of the world’s most notorious gangsters, Chicago mob boss Al Capone.
The trailer, which was shared on Twitter by director Josh Trank, shows an old and ill-looking Capone as FBI agents accuse him of faking having dementia so as to avoid paying tax on his illegally acquired fortune. Capone will be available to stream on May 12.
Tom Hardy. Capone. Coming MAY 12.
(Different title. My cut. 🤩) pic.twitter.com/2PLdrcFxY6
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) April 15, 2020
Originally titled Fonzo, Capone’s official synopsis says “The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia, and comes to be haunted by his violent past.”
Originally planned for a theatrical release before the lockdown, Trank says he is still hoping Capone will be theatrically released later in the year.
Hardy is no stranger to playing famous gangsters. In 2015 he portrayed Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the 2015 crime movie, Legend.
Capone is arguably the most infamous mafioso in history. He was eventually charged with tax evasion. In May of 1932, he was sent to prison and was paroled in November 1939 due to his deteriorating health. He died on January 25, 1947, age 48.