First Image: Tom Hardy Plays Dual Roles in ‘Legend’
Shooting for the new 50s & 60s-set period gangster piece Legend, starring Tom Hardy in dual roles. Based on the non-fiction John Pearson book “The Profession Of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins,” Legend stars Hardy as both Reggie and Ronnie Kray during the height of their power. From even this first image there’s a clear sense of the differences between the two twins that should allow Hardy to demonstrate his flexibility as an actor, although expect Hardy to bash in a couple skulls regardless.
Written and directed by Oscar-winner Brian Helgeland (writer, L.A. Confidential & Mystic River), Legend will see Hardy star alongside Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccelson, and Chazz Palminteri. Legend is being fully financed by Studiocanal and comes from production company Working Title Films, both companies UK-based. The movie is expected to be released in late 2015. Check the photo of Tom Hardy below: