First look at Tom Hardy in Josh Trank’s Fonzo
Acclaimed actor Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Dunkirk, The Revenant) has posted (via Instagram) a first look at himself in costume for BRON Studios‘ Al Capone biopic Fonzo, with writer/director Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) looking on. Check out the full photo in the gallery below!
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.
Co-starring in Fonzo are Linda Cardellini as Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae, Matt Dillon as his closest friend Johnny, Kyle MacLachlan as his doctor Karlock, and Kathrine Narducci as Rosie, one of his sisters.
BRON in association with Creative Wealth Media are backing the film, which will begin principal photography April 2 in New Orleans. The producers include Aaron L. Gilbert (Fences, Beatriz at Dinner, the upcoming Tully) for BRON, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Hold the Dark, Tau) for Addictive Pictures, and Academy Award nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction) for A Band Apart, alongside executive producer Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media.