Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road) has signed on to star as Al Capone in the dramatic movie, Fonzo. Josh Trank (Chronicle) wrote the script and is directing the film which is currently in the pre-production stage. Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, and Lawrence Bender are producing, and Bloom is handling the international sales at the 2016 American Film Market.
“Fonzo brings together the myth and lore of notorious American Gangster Al Capone, with the undeniable talent of Tom Hardy and Josh Trank. We are thrilled to bring this film to buyers at the AFM,” stated Bloom’s Alex Walton.
Hardy’s been keeping busy with projects including a starring role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming FX series, Taboo. He also recently finished work on the action drama Dunkirk directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, and One Direction’s Harry Styles. Dunkirk is set to open in theaters on July 21, 2017.
The Plot: Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Alfonse Capone was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Alfonse’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.