Tom Hardy plays Reggie and Ronnie Kray in first ‘Legend’ trailer – watch

Christopher Eccleston co-stars as the Detective Chief Superintendent tasked with taking them down

The first trailer for forthcoming crime thriller Legend has been released.

Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins, Reggie and Ronnie, in a film which writer-director Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential,Mystic River) adapted from John Pearson’s book The Profession Of Violence: The Rise And Fall Of The Kray Twins.

The film’s cast includes Emily Browning as Francis Shea, Reggie’s wife, and Christopher Eccleston as Leonard “Nipper” Read, the Detective Chief Superintendent tasked with taking down the Kray twins in the 1960s. Colin Morgan, Paul Bettany, David Thewlis and Kingsman‘s Taron Egerton also appear in supporting roles.

Shooting took place at various locations in London in June 2014. Legend is set for release in UK cinemas on September 11.

The notorious Kray twins were previously the subject of another big screen biopic, 1990’s The Krays starring Spandau Ballet’s Martin and Gary Kemp.