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Tom Hardy has shared the first photo of himself as notorious gangster Al Capone in forthcoming biopic Fonzo.
In the photo, which was posted on Instagram, the actor appears shaven-headed while wearing what seems to be a prison uniform.
“Chasing Fonzo”, Hardy captioned the snap.
The biopic, which is directed by Chronicle helmer Josh Trank, reportedly follows the last days in Capone’s life when he suffered dementia as a result of his syphilis.
According to the film’s production notes, it will follow how “his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.”
It’s believed that the film will also feature flashbacks of Capone’s younger films, with an unspecified role for Stephen Graham – who previously played a young Capone in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Other cast members include Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan, Dunkirk star Jack Lowden and Matt Dillon.
Earlier this year, Hardy’s 1999 mixtape surfaced online after it was uploaded to Bandcamp by DJ Eddie Too Tall, who collaborated with Hardy on the tape.
A note on the webpage hosting the songs reads: “Made in a bedroom 1999 these mixtapes were never really finished. Lyrics written and performed by Tom Hardy. Music written and produced by Ed Tracy.”