Tom Hardy is a handsome fellow, and that makes his latest look all the more striking. The superstar actor sports a cigar, a receding hairline, and a prosthetic nose the size of a bank vault in the first trailer for Josh Trank’s Capone. Along with the trailer, Trank has revealed that the film will receive a digital release on May 12th.
Capone began filming all the way back in 2018, under the name of Fonzo. Even with a star like Tom Hardy in the lead role, no more was heard from the production for years, as Trank seemingly struggled to find a distributor. But now, as Collider reports, Capone has been picked up by Vertical Entertainment, rescuer of such troubled flops as Billionaire Boys Club and John Travolta’s Gotti. Since this is Trank’s first film since the poorly-received Fantastic Four, he’s surely hoping Capone finds a warmer welcome than those other Vertical titles, especially since everyone is stuck at home looking for something to watch.
Capone starts with the titular character post-conviction, as his mental faculties fail him and he slips into a haze of violent memories. Not everyone believes his decline is genuine, though. “Do you know the difference between Adolf Hitler and Al Capone?” one character asks. “Hitler is dead, and Capone lives like a king in Florida.” Check out the trailer below, followed by the official synopsis.
This October, Tom Hardy will reprise his role as the anti-hero Venom in Venom 2.
“Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Alfonse Capone was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Alfonse’s mind and his past becomes present. Harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life. As he spends his final year surrounded by family with the FBI lying in wait, this ailing patriarch struggles to place the memory of the location of millions of dollars he hid away on his property.”