Tom Hardy is fast becoming one of my most favourite actors, and even after superb performances in recent films like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises, Locke, Lawless, Warrior, Child 44 and not forgetting Bronson, the British actor continues to amaze with his choice of roles and acting skills.
In Legend, Hardy will play both Ronnie and Reggie Kray, the legendary London gangsters who were among the most feared in the world, and I couldn’t think of a better actor to take on such a challenge. Martin Kemp and his brother Gary Kemp famously played the brothers in the classic 1990 movie, The Krays, and Legend looks to better that film, and go into even more detail on the brothers shenanigans.
A new trailer has now been released, and its magnificent. Put together for the best possible effect, the onslaught of violence, threat, and dark comedy along with TWO Tom Hardy’s is hard to ignore, and Legend is looking like a proper gangster thriller to sit alongside some of the most beloved classics of the genre.
Directed by Brian Helgeland, Tom Hardy stars as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Legend, the film co-stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything, The Harry Potter series), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
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 incredible 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.
LEGEND is released in cinemas across the UK on September 11th 2015.