Josh Trank Shares Image of Tom Hardy as Al Capone from 'Fonzo'

Tom Hardy is having another one of those banner years where he's starring in two not-small films as two not-small characters.

The Mad Max: Fury Road is not only playing Marvel Comics character Venom for Sony Pictures, but he's also bringing one of the most famous American organized crime masters back to the silver screen in Fonzo. The film takes place roughly 10 years into Capone's prison sentence, as he begins to suffer from dementia.

Hardy will be playing Al "Scarface" Capone, Chicago gangster who became synonymous with the mobster lifestyle. Director Josh Trank (Fantastic FourChronicle), who also wrote the script, is helming the period flick for a yet-to-be-determined-studio and has been sharing some photos of his lead actor.

The most recent was this gem posted yesterday to Trank's twitter account:

Josh Trank Shares Image of Tom Hardy as Al Capone from 'Fonzo'

And of course, the numerous sneak peek shots that Tom Hardy himself has been posting to his personal instagram account:

Needless to say, this looks to be a totally different look for Tom Hardy — wait, no, because Bronson, Star Trek: Nemesis, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, etc. all have the same hairless visage of the British actor.

It's also worth pointing out that this will be Trank's first film following the messy business with 20th Century FOX and the resulting (now-deleted) twitter post about how his version of the Fantastic Four film was better than what audiences inevitably saw.

Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle McLachlan, and Jack Lowden are also on cast.

Fonzo has no current scheduled release date, but we'll let you know when it does.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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