Filming for Hardy's Capone biopic "Fonzo," written and directed by Josh Trank, will reportedly begin on Monday, April 2.
Hardy shared a production photo from what looks like the wardrobe department, where they're "chasing" his character's look:
Pray for us, is that his request? Why not. Will do.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone died at age 48, after suffering syphilitic dementia; this film is meant to focus on the end of the crime boss' life, as he serves time in Alcatraz for tax evasion.
Here's a description from Deadline:
Al "Fonzo" Capone ruled Chicago with an iron fist during the Prohibition Era and was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore before being famously taken down by Eliot Ness. The film centers on his final days. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia sets in and Capone's past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
"Fonzo" is set to star Linda Cardellini as Capone's long-suffering wife Mae; Matt Dillon as his closest friend Johnny; Kyle MacLachlan as his doctor Karlock; Katherine Narducci as Rosie, one of his sisters; and Jack Lowden as FBI agent Crawford.
Filming is scheduled to begin April 2 in New Orleans, Variety reports; the theatrical release date has yet to be announced. "Venom" opens in theaters October 5th.
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