1-20 of 55 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Why play one role when you can play two? In the next demonstration of Tom Hardy’s formidable acting prowess, the Londoner plays not one but two Kray brothers in Legend. The film's stylish new poster, making its world premiere here, eschews its stars handsome visage (in either of his guises) and plumps instead for a smartly illustrative approach. Click on it for a closer look.For a time in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray ruled East London with fists, pistols and pure, simple intimidation. Their gang, the unimaginatively-named but viciously effective The Firm, took control of the shadowy underworld and carried out armed robberies, arson, racketeering, assaults and murder.La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland is piloting us through this crime arena. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, and innocent people were caught in the middle of the conflict, »
“Your brother is a violent, paranoid schizophrenic,” is how one character describes Ronnie Kray to his identical twin Reggie. “What I’m trying to tell you is that he’s off his rocker.” Tom Hardy plays both sides of this volatile coin in Legend, writer-director Brian Helgeland’s movie about the legendary two-man mob that dominated and fascinated London in the 1950s and ’60s. Universal has posted the first official U.S. trailer for the movie, which also stars Emily… »
Legend – In Theaters October 2, 2015 Tom Hardy is set to thrill audiences with a case of double trouble in “Legend.” In the period crime drama, Hardy plays twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of London’s most legendary criminals. “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.” If just hearing that Hardy [ Read More ]
Writer-director Brian Helgeland's new movie travels back to the swinging '60s when London's underworld was ruled by the volatile Kray twins (both played by Hardy).
When American organised crime interests decide to turn London into "the Las Vegas of Europe", they turn to Ronald and Reginald Kray to take control of local gangs.
Their plan works out a little too well and the brothers become public enemies because of their viciousness.
From Depp to Hardy: 9 actors playing notorious real-life gangsters
Legend opens on September 11 in the UK and October 2 in the Us. »
Legend U.S. Trailer Has Been Released. Brian Helgeland‘s Legend (2015) movie trailer stars Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, and Chazz Palminteri. Legend‘s plot synopsis: “Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s.” We’ve reported on Helgeland’s Legend a few months ago, when all we had was a U.K. teaser trailer (which you can revisit here). […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
This British crime drama from Brian Helgeland (who wrote "L.A. Confidential") follows the Kray twins, who ruled the London underworld in the 1960s. As the new trailer explains, courtesy of Emily Browning, "Reggie was the gangster prince of the East End," and "Ron Kray was a one-man mob." Reggie and Ronnie are both played by Tom Hardy, and "Legend" shows how they became legends, but also clashed with their different styles. You can watch them throw punches at each other (that must've been fun to shoot) right here:
Watch the trailer.
Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. »
- Gina Carbone
Working Title Films just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Legend" thriller, which has Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as identical twin gangsters who controlled much of London's organized crime in the 1960s. Check it out below. The new movie is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (42) and co-stars Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald, Chazz Palminteri and David Thewlis. "Legend" is set to hit select theaters on October 2nd. Trailer: »
The only thing better than having Tom Hardy in your film is having two Tom Hardys in your film — or at least that seems to be the strategy that writer-director Brian Helgeland is employing for his new gangster movie “Legend,” which tells the story of notorious London mobsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray.
Hardy plays both Kray brothers in the period drama, and the first trailer showcases the “Mad Max” star’s dual performances, culminating in a brawl between the identical twins.
Reggie Kray is described as “the gangster prince of the East End,” and looks like the brains of the operation, while brother Ronnie is the brawn — otherwise known as “a violent, paranoid schizophrenic” with a taste for other men.
- Laura Prudom
Is there anything better than watching Tom Hardy on screen? Well it turns out there is. Two Tom Hardy's is especially nice as the new trailer for Brian Helgeland's Legend. Hardy plays the dual role of the Kray brothers, Reggie and Ronnie, who ruled the gangster world of London in the 1960s. Studio Canal UK also released a new poster today and tweeted it for everyone. [https://twitter.com/studiocanaluk/status/614121823735779329]Of special note, the UK release date has been bumped up to September 9th. It will begin the usual limited run in the States on October 2nd....
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) pulls double duty as twin British gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray in this October’s Legend. God Help the Girl’s Emily Browning, the love interest of the non-bespectacled brother, helpfully explains in the new trailer that the “gangster prince” and “one-man mob” terrorized London in the 1960s, grabbing the attention of the American mob, the London underground, and enough police officers to populate P.E.I.
While we’re – of course – incredibly excited to see Tom Hardy play both partners-in-crime, the supporting cast of Legend is a who’s who of some of our favourite underappreciated British actors. Harry Potter’s David Thewlis, who should be in everything, “Doctor Who”’s Christopher Eccleston, and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) also co-star.
Watch the trailer for Legend, »
- Sasha James
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.
Written and directed by Helgeland, the Studiocanal, Working Title and Cross Creek film co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton.
Universal will release the thriller in the U.S. on October 3.
- Michelle McCue
The latest trailer from Brian Helgeland’s true life crime thriller Legend came our way earlier today, and it was quite fantastic! We also have some new images from the real life crime thriller, featuring another look at Tom Hardy’s nuanced and transformative performances as the legendary Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie (the way he becomes the becomes Ronnie by putting on glasses and carrying himself differently is amazing) , as other cast members Taron Egerton and Emily Browing. Released: 11th September (Irl/U.K.)/ October 2nd (U.S.) Synopsis: 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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
"London in the 1960s – every one had a story about the Krays. They were twins." StudioCanal UK and Universal has debuted the first trailer for Legend, a story about two twin brother gangsters from London, played by Tom Hardy. Both of 'em! Hardy plays both Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray in a slightly comedic crime story set in London. This seems like stiff competition for Black Mass, another crime saga involving a talented actor playing a legendary mobster. Also in the cast: Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, Christopher Eccleston and Taron Egerton. Maybe it's just because I'm partial to Tom Hardy, who almost always kick ass, but this looks like a bloody good time! Can't wait to see it. Here's the first official trailer for Brian Helgeland's Legend, originally from Yahoo: From Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story »
- Alex Billington
Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new poster and trailer for Legend, the upcoming crime thriller from director Brian Helgeland, which stars Tom Hardy in the dual role of infamous London gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray; check them out here…
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 set for release on September 11th in the UK and October 2nd in the States, with a cast that also includes Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service »
- Gary Collinson
It’s nothing new for an actor to play dual roles, but for Legend, Tom Hardy is putting in two vastly different performance as the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, who ruled the London crime scene in the 60’s. From the below trailer, you can see the nuances he imbues each character with are absolutely incredible, and the film promises two very powerful performance from the leading man. On top of all that, it looks like director Brain Helgeland is going to deliver a solid and exciting crime thriller. Released: 11th September (Irl/U.K.)/ October 2nd (U.S.) Synopsis: 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 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road threw up an intriguing curveball last month when it essentially relegated Tom Hardy’s protagonist to be a sidekick in his own movie, shifting the focus instead to Charlize Theron’s no-nonsense Imperator Furiosa. For Hardy’s next outing, though, the esteemed British actor is poised to steal the show by playing both Ron and Reggie Kray for Brian Helgeland’s upcoming crime drama, Legend.
Following the first teaser released a few months back, Universal Pictures has lifted the curtain on the domestic trailer for the film, showcasing some of the offbeat comedy and the ways in which Hardy experiments with the dual protagonist set-up. Heck, there are times when the two brothers even square up to one another – sibling rivalry and all that – and Helgeland touched upon the filming process behind these scenes in a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies.
He went, »
- Michael Briers
Universal Pictures has released a new Legend trailer along with a new poster and images. Tom Hardy plays the dual roles of real-life twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray, who became major players in the 1960s London crime scene. Hardy is one of the best actors working today, and he continues to challenge himself with interesting roles. Locke stuck him inside of a car for the entire movie; Mad Max: Fury Road gave him only a handful of lines; and now he’s going to have to dual roles. Obviously, he’s not the first actor to do this, but it looks like he’s going to give vastly different performances in Legend that still have nuances for each character. On top of that, it looks like an interesting story, so hopefully this all comes together into an exciting crime thriller. Check out the Legend trailer below along with the poster and images. »
- Matt Goldberg
One of my most anticipated movies left to hit theaters this year is Legend starring Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the true story of the rise and fall of London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, with Hardy playing both characters. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) the pic is described as 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. Today new pictures, a new poster and brand new trailer have arrived for the movie, which also stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston and Kingsman: The Secret Service co-star Taron Egerton. Legend releases in theaters on Oct. 2, check out the goodies below. »
- Brad Brevet
2015 has been a year of opposites for Tom Hardy. He starred in the critically slammed box office bomb "Child 44," and in the universally adored smash hit "Mad Max: Fury Road." But if anything, Hardy is a man who likes to push his limits and he pulls double duty in the upcoming gangster drama "Legend." Read More: Tom Hardy Says He's Attached To 3 More 'Mad Max' Films The actor plays twin British gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray who terrorized London in the 1950s and 1960s, and “L.A. Confidential” writer and “42” directed Brian Helgeland shared with Yahoo his experience working with Hardy on the movie. "He went, from hour to hour, he would be one or the other. There were exceptions, but he was usually Reggie during the first part of the day because it was the bigger part. Then many days Ron didn’t work at all," he explained. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following on from the music-backed teaser trailer the other month, the new full trailer has arrived for Brian Helgeland's gangster drama "Legend". Quite different in tone, the new trailer plays up a film which seems much more comedic than the earlier trailer let on which may or may not appeal to all.
The story deals with the twin British gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both played by Tom Hardy, who ruled London's underworld in the 1950s and 1960s. Specifically though, the trailer plays up Ronnie's psychological problems for laughs (he was a violently tempered paranoid schizophrenic) along with the brotherly bond of the duo.
- Garth Franklin
1-20 of 55 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners