Tom Hardy discusses his preparations for playing Al Capone
One of the many projects on Tom Hardy's slate is David Yates’ Cicero which will see Hardy play Al Capone. In a recent interview he discussed his preparations for the role.
A busy man of late, Tom Hardy’s schedule doesn’t look to get any less hectic for the foreseeable future. Once his work is finished on the delayed Mad Max: Fury Road, he’s lined up to play Al Capone in David Yates’ Cicero.
Hardy had the following to say on the project in a recent interview:
"I’ve been working with Warner Bros, watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson," naming The Petrified Forest, The Public Enemy and Little Caesar as examples.
"It’s interesting to get them, and a bit of Capone, into the bloodstream… The idea isn’t to remake those films but to get a flavour of them as we explore Capone’s career as a racketeer."
"The idea at the moment is of doing a trilogy of films, but nothing is set. Everyone is just talking and exploring."
Hardy as Capone is an interesting prospect, although for me, Robert De Niro’s turn in The Untouchables is one of the finest examples of the rol being portrayed on screen to date. It'll certainly take some beating.
Also, I’m sure that I’m not the only one ridiculously excited about Hardy filling Mel Gibson’s shoes in Mad Max. Here’s hoping for some Road Warrior style practical effects insanity.
You can read the full interview with Hardy, here.