‘Capone’ Trailer: Tom Hardy Plays the Notorious Gangster

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Tom Hardy stars as notorious American gangster Al Capone in this crime biopic from filmmaker Josh Trank, known for Chronicle and 2015’s ill-received Fantastic Four.

The trailer has arrived for Capone, which has previously gone by the title Fonzo. Trank took Twitter by surprise with the trailer, sharing the film’s new name and U.S. release date with a post captioned: “Different title. My cut.”

The film finds Capone at the age of 47. After spending almost 10 years in jail, Capone now has severe dementia, as memories of his brutal past begin to melt into his present. Linda Cardellini plays Mae Capone and Jack Lowden plays FBI Agent Crawford among a cast that also includes Noel Fisher, Matt Dillon and Kyle MacLachlan.

Having Hardy playing Capone is certainly an enticing proposition – and it’s clear that Hardy is doing his immersive thing in what looks like an energetic, potentially engrossing flick. With Trank’s only two feature credits as director being an acclaimed found-footage superhero origin film with Chronicle and a highly publicised failure of a superhero film with Fantastic Four, it’s not at all easy to have major expectations either way here. Let’s have our fingers firmly crossed.

Capone is being released digitally in the U.S. by Vertigo Releasing on May 12.

Official synopsis for Capone:

A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Tom 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.

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