Crime thriller opens in UK cinemas this September 11 and in the US on October 2
A new 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 (LA 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 before opening in the US on October 2.
The official synopsis teases: “From Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.”
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.