It goes without saying that we’re big fans of Tom Hardy here. Locke was one of the unique highlights of 2014 and we’ll have a hard time topping the action of Mad Max: Fury Road this summer (the gauntlet has been thrown down Ant Man). Now we have news of Hardy’s latest project in which he’ll be playing two larger than life London gangsters.
The Wrap is reporting that Hardy will star in this year’s Legend, the story of Ronald and Reginald Kray, better know as the Kray Twins, both of whom will be played by Hardy Social Network style. Have a look at the trailer:
If that wasn’t intriguing enough, the project has been written and directed by L.A. Confidential scribe Brian Heldeland of all people, so there’s already a lot of heavy muscle in this movie before the impressive cast gets their teeth into it. And impressive it is, with Hardy starring alongside Kingsman‘s Taron Egerton, Game of Thrones‘ Tara Fitzgerald and Christopher Eccleston.
Legend will track the Krays’ journey to become the most powerful gangsters in London in the 1960s, between Reggie’s keen mafia acumen and Ronnie’s unstable but always formidable braun. We’ll also get to see their balance of fame and infamy, mingling with countless celebrities of the day as well as London’s finest.
Legend will hit theatres in September in the UK and October in the US. Legendary enough for you?