Tom Hardy signs up to play gangster Al Capone in new biopic
Tom Hardy has signed up to play Al Capone in a new biopic named Fonzo.
According to Screen International, Hardy, who has been working with Christopher Nolan on his new war epic Dunkirk, will work with Fantastic Four and Chronicle director Josh Trank on the new biopic.
The biopic will focus on the gangster at the age of 47 in the final days of his life.
The movie will find Capone after nearly ten years in prison, ravaged by dementia and plagued by memories of a vicious life that bleed into the present.
Hardy will next be seen in Taboo, an eight-episode miniseries is about an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Hardy wrote the show alongside his father Chips and Peaky Blinders creator Steve Knight. It will be broadcast on BBC One in 2017.