Tom Hardy is big bank across the world, whether in actual dollars or word of mouth and by taking on the roles of both Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and his brother, Reginald "Reggie" Kray in Brian Helgeland's Legend, I'd like to think he's doing the world a favor.
If you saw Locke, you know the man doesn't need any help carrying a movie, but he's giving himself a little help nonetheless. The Krays were nightclub owners and gangsters in 1960s London. They not only mixed with prominent entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and politicians of the era, but became celebrities in their own right, eventually legends.
As the trailer says, everyone had a story about the Krays. They were twins.
It looks like Hardy is going to make the Krays as magical and alluring on film as they were in life. Starring with Hardy will be Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. Quite the crowd!
From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. 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.
It sounds pretty darn good to us. With Hardy riveting alone in a car for two hours, he'll be unstoppable doubling up as a couple of charismatic criminals reveling in their celebrity!