Tom Hardy shares new photos of his incredible movie transformation into Al Capone
Tom Hardy has become both a well-respected actor and a fan-favorite among moviegoers. He's appeared in all manner of roles, from playing an intimidating Batman villain in The Dark Knight Rises to a rage-driven mixed martial arts fighter in Warrior.
Yet whether it's a superhero movie or a more down-to-earth drama, Hardy always brings the same level of intensity to the role.
Well, there's one other thing. I have no clue what Hardy's top priority is when he's on camera, but it's definitely not speaking clearly. Whether it's his mumbling survivor Max Rockastansky or his masked mercenary Bane, it's often hard to understand exactly what he's saying.
Regardless, he does completely throw himself into a role, completely transforming his appearance in some instances.
Back in 2016, Deadline confirmed that Hardy would be playing Al Capone in an upcoming biopic, which seems like a perfect fit for his talents. Al 'Fonzo' Capone practically ruled Chicago during the Prohibition Era and was the most infamous and feared gangster in the United States before he was taken down by Eliot Ness.
However, the movie may not be the crime epic many are expecting.
Titled Fonzo, the film will instead focus on the mobster's later life as dementia sets in. So while his earlier criminal exploits certainly pay a part, it won't all be gunfights and car chases, but a dark look at the end of Capone's life. The official synopsis reads:
"Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al Capone was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore.
"At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Al’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life."
Recently, Hardy has been sharing photos of himself from behind the scenes of Fonzo. With his extensive makeup completed to make him look the part, he couldn't help but show his fans a few shots of the look on his Instagram account, where he is barely recognizable.
At a glance, you wouldn't exactly guess he's a Hollywood actor, would you?
Two weeks back he also posted a photo of him in what looks to be a prison uniform with his head shaved, showing that his character will transform as the film goes on.
We also got a close up of his face, displaying the scars that earned Capone the nickname of 'Scarface' in the press.
This is actually Hardy's second attempt at playing the infamous gangster. A few years ago he was set to play him in a movie called Cicero that never saw the light of day. The biopic was meant to be directed by David Yates, who directed several entries in the Harry Potter series, but the project never moved forward.
Fonzo is also set to star Linda Cardellini (Freaks & Geeks), Matt Dillon (Crash) and Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), while it will be directed by Josh Trank - who directed the well-received Chronicle and 2015's far less liked Fantastic Four.
There is no release date set as they are still filming, but there's no doubt Hardy is going to knock this one out of the park.