Production is underway on Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank’s dramatic take on the life of gangster Al Capone (Tom Hardy), and Trank has now revealed another look at the notorious criminal. Fonzo, also written by Trank, will focus on 47-year-old Capone who has spent nearly a decade in prison. “Dementia rots his brain, and his mind becomes a mishmash of harrowing memories from his violent past,” according to the film’s official synopsis.
It looks to be another meaty role for Hardy, one where he can be completely full-on and over-the-top, as Capone was known to be a larger-than-life figure. The new image reveals Capone … at a party? In his pajamas? It could well be part of a dementia-fueled dream sequence, but it also shows Hardy with something obstructing his speech (in this case, a cigar), his preferred milieu. There is no release date set yet for the film, but in the meantime you can hear Hardy talking about turds in the wind in the upcoming Venom movie.