With his bald head and extra bulk, Tom Hardy, who packed on the pounds to play an MMA fighter in 'Warrior.' and Batman foe Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises' is easy to picture in the role of legendary mobster Al Capone.

'Cicero,' the story of Capone's initial rise to power in Chicago, might be just the first in a series about the mob kingpin, to be directed by David Yates, who helmed the final four 'Harry Potter' films.

If you've only seen Hardy as the elegantly suited Eames in 'Inception,' check out his role as another real-life criminal, the brutal bare-knuckled brawler of 'Bronson.'

If Hardy takes on the role, it would likely be after 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' which is scheduled for a Spring 2012 shoot.
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