First Trailer for Josh Trank's 'Capone' Starring Tom Hardy as Alphonse
"The only thing that really matters… is how a man treats his family." Vertical has unveiled the first official trailer for Capone, formerly known as Fonzo, the new Al Capone project from filmmaker Josh Trank (of Chronicle and Fantastic Four). The film finds and follows Alphonse Capone after 10 years in prison, at age 47, when he starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past. Tom Hardy stars as Capone, struggling with harrowing memories. "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." The cast includes Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Noel Fisher, Jack Lowden, and Al Sapienza. This reminds me a bit of one of Hardy's other films, Bronson, also about a crazy guy from prison. Al's make-up is seriously sketchy, but the rest of this looks wicked cool.
Here's the first official trailer for Josh Trank's Capone, direct from Vertical's YouTube:
Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Alphonse Capone (Tom Hardy) 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. 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. Capone, formerly known as Fonzo, is both written and directed by American filmmaker Josh Trank, director of the films Chronicle and Fantastic Four previously. Produced by Russell Ackerman, Lawrence Bender, Aaron L. Gilbert, and John Schoenfelder. Vertical Ent. will release Trank's Capone direct-to-VOD starting on May 12th coming soon. First impression? Planning to watch it?
I'm not really sure what to think of this, but Tom Hardy and Kyle MacLachlan might make me watch it.
Efterklang on Apr 16, 2020
Looks... like a boring character study. Nothing more. Just like Bronson. However, Tom Hardy was utterly magnificent in Bronson and was one of the best pieces of acting I've ever seen. I will definitely see this film at some point. If you haven't seen Bronson, and can appreciate a film purely for it's leading role/performance, please do so. Just be warned it is zany, graphic, and has nudity IIRC. The closest movies I can compare it to are Chopper (with Eric Bana) and A Clockwork Orange (with Malcom McDowell). Perhaps Joker for younger generations/non-film fanatics, but if Arthur Fleck was constantly gulping energy drinks instead of smoking cigarettes
Akirakorn on Apr 16, 2020
When the IRS was filled with bad asses.
DAVIDPD on Apr 16, 2020
It's all about the performance which is going to be great. But the real problem is that there's nothing interesting about it. I guess, no matter how good names are in it, this is some standard thing to watch...
shiboleth on Apr 16, 2020
looks pretty good.......and it has tom hardy - so, i'll see it.
dan on Apr 16, 2020
Tom Hardy is one of the best, most original and interesting actors ever!! Working today for sure, but I mean ever. I put him up there with Brando. And I don't care if anyone agrees with me or not. Taboo was so excellent and his total involvement in that mini-series beyond just his great acting tells you of his immense talent. I don't care for some of his stuff with Nolan, but Bronson, The Drop, Taboo where he's the lead and central character are beyond reproach. Just an intense, talented and gifted actor. Working in today's Hollywood and movies as an actor is challenging in many ways and not sure I'd want to do that, but Hardy does great work and has a decent career. I'll see this film just because of him. Wouldn't miss it for the world.
thespiritbo on Apr 16, 2020
This looks excellent!!!
Sean Taylor on Apr 17, 2020
Hooray another Tom Hardy gangster movie. Does this seriously over exposed actor think the world wants to see him phoning in an Over-baked performance. I dont. Yet another vanity piece. We get it Tom, you think your 'hard' (bless him). I'd be quite happy to never see him in a film again. Or at the very least, do something different. Plus the Make up in this looks sh*t.
THEM! on Apr 18, 2020
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