Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Tom Hardy to Star in Al Capone Film 'Fonzo'

Magazine article Screen International

AFM: Tom Hardy to Star in Al Capone Film 'Fonzo'

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Hardy will portray the Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone in Fonzo, which Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Tau) are producing for Addictive Pictures alongside Lawrence Bender. CAA and WME Global represent US rights.

Josh Trank of Chronicle fame wrote and will direct the project, which finds Capone at the age of 47 in the final days of his life.

After nearly ten years in prison, the notorious former bootlegger and once leader of the Chicago Outfit syndicate is ravaged by dementia and plagued by memories of a vicious life that bleed into the present.

"This is the kind of project we want to do: original, distinctive cinema based around something our partners can market and distribute around the world," said Walton.

"You have a brand in Al Capone and this is a fresh take on the gangster genre. …

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