Tom Hardy is attached to play all-time American gangster Al Capone in Fonzo, a new project written and to be directed by Josh Trank. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures and Lawrence Bender are producing the pic, which centers on Capone in the final days of his life. The real-life Capone died in 1947 at age 48.
CAA and WME Global are repping U.S. rights and Bloom is selling international at the upcoming American Film Market.
The pic, now in prepoduction centers on Alfonse Capone, the ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist before being famously taken down by Eliot Ness. After nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
Trank most recently directed Fantastic Four at Fox after scoring with his debut feature Chronicle. Hardy is next up in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Taboo, the FX/BBC One eight-part series produced by Ridley Scott due in 2017.
Trank is repped by WME, Management 360 and attorney Mitch Smelkinson. Hardy is with CAA and United Agents in the UK.