By Travis Martin
Previously, it was accounted that Tom Hardy was set to play infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone in the film “Cicero.“ Now, with “Cicero” in development hell, Hardy will be playing Capone in a new movie from writer and director Josh Trank, titled “Fonzo.“ The film will take place in 1947, as a 48-year-old Capone has just been released from an 8 year stint in prison for tax evasion. However, Capone is suffering from dementia, and both his current and past memories begin to blur together.
The production company Bloom is handling sales for the film at the American Film Market. Alex Walton of Bloom had this to say on the film: “‘Fonzo’ brings together the myth and lore of notorious American Gangster Al Capone, with the undeniable talent of Tom Hardy and Josh Trank,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton. “We are thrilled to bring this film to buyers at the AFM.”
Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures are producing the picture with Lawrence Bender. “Fonzo” is in pre-production and does not have a release date.