Tom Hardy will play Al Capone, an American gangster who rose to notoriety as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era.
To be directed by Josh Trank and produced by Russell Ackerman, Lawerence Bender and John Schoenfelder, “Fonzo” is currently in pre-production.
Hardy will play the gangster Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, an American gangster who rose to notoriety as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era.
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He was sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1934 for a tax evasion conviction. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison but was released after eight years. On January 25, 1947, Capone died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.
Capone had amassed an estimate of $100 million as the head of the infamous mob.
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“‘Fonzo’ brings together the myth and lore of notorious American Gangster Al Capone, with the undeniable talent of Tom Hardy and Josh Trank,” said Alex Walton of Bloom, who are handling international sales for the film at the American Film Market, which kicks off on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Hardy's upcoming projects include Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and Ridley Scott's “Taboo.