Movie junkies and serious Hardy fans will be praying this latest buzz across the web will be coming to fruition. According to several reliable sources “Dark Knight Rises” actor Tom Hardy could be playing the iconic Al Capone in the upcoming biopic entitled Cicero. The forthcoming movie is slated to zero in on Capone’s grizzly and gruesome climb to the top, becoming one of the most feared Chicago crime lords in history. The mob picture, penned by screenplay writer Walon Green, will be directed by David Yates. There has also been talk of making the project into a trilogy.
Per The Wrap, Hardy has been approached about playing the lead role but nothing has been confirmed as of yet, with the Capone flick set to begin filming next year. Aside from this latest casting news surrounding the Inception star, Tom Hardy is also attached to appear in director McG’s This Means War alongside Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. The 2012 release follows “two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.”
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