Tom Hardy has been cast as Al Capone in David Yates’s gangster trilogy, Cicero. The trilogy will tell the story of the mobster’s rise to fame and power as he went from living in the shady neighborhoods of Brooklyn to becoming the number one, top gangster in Chicago. Hardy will continue his bad boy run and portray the iconic mobster.
Tom Hardy is making a name for himself in 2012 and 2013 with roles such as the spine crushing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, his comedic action role in This Means War, and his leading role as Forrest Bondurant in one of the most anticipated dramas of 2012, Wettest County.
Tom Hardy spoke with Daily Mail about playing Al Capone:
“I’ve been working with Warner Bros, watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson,’ he told me, citing The Petrified Forest with Bogart, The Public Enemy with Cagney, and Little Caesar with Robinson. It’s interesting to get them, and a bit of Capone, into the bloodstream. You look at pugnacious James Cagney in The Public Enemy and see how this guy rises up to become a kingpin in Chicago.”
Several aspects of this film should get people talking; it’s David Yates’s first film since his last four Harry Potter films, Tom Hardy, who looks a little like Al Capone, will no doubt take this role by the reigns and own it. Sure, Hardy knows how to play a menacing bad guy, but Capone was more than just menacing. There’s no doubt that this will be Hardy’s most rewarding role to date.
Cicero will be produced by Le Grisbi Productions, and the script is still being developed. Warner Bros. is shooting for a 2013 release date.
Do you think Tom Hardy will make a great Al Capone in Cicero?