What’s better than a film starring Tom Hardy? A film starring TWO Tom Hardys!
A great new trailer has dropped for Legend, the upcoming film that sees Tom Hardy play notorious real-life London gangster twins Reggie and Ron Kray.
The film takes us back to the 60s and tells of the rise and fall of the infamous Kray Twins, two gangsters who took part in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults, and eventually earned celebrity status.
This new trailer emits some tangible energy, and Hardy’s looking to smash another performance out of the park. The twins are decidedly different types of people, their conflicting personas adding to the gangster-driven chaos they constantly find themselves in. We can’t wait for this one.
Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, who won an Oscar for co-writing L.A. Confidential and who previously wrote and directed the Jackie Robinson biopic 42. Helgeland’s screenwriting credits also include Mystic River, Man on Fire, and Green Zone.
Legend, which also stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Tara Fitzgerald, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, and Chazz Palminteri, arrives in the U.S. on October 2 and Australia on October 15.
Official synopsis for Legend:
From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.