Tom Hardy Is Playing a Dementia-Ridden Al Capone in Josh Trank’s New Biopic

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Tom Hardy certainly has a penchant for choosing extreme film roles his latest Antarctic drama about Ernest Shackleton is no exception so it's only natural that he'd want to take his talents to the gritty Prohibition Era. (In fact, he already tried to a few years ago.) Deadline reports that Hardy has signed on to play legendary gangster, bootlegger, and businessman Al Capone in Josh Trank's upcoming biopic, Fonzo, which will follow Capone in the final days of his life after nearly a decade of imprisonment. Specifically, the film will pick up at the point when "dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life." Oof. The cigar and homburg-hat budget will surely be generous, though.