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Tom Hardy Is Unrecognizable as Al Capone in Sneak Peek at ‘Fonzo’ (Photo)

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Tom Hardy Is Unrecognizable as Al Capone in Sneak Peek at ‘Fonzo’ (Photo)
In true Tom Hardy fashion, he’s fully immersing himself in his new role for “Chronicle” and “Fantastic Four” director Josh Trank’s Al Capone film “Fonzo.”

The “Dark Knight” and “Dunkirk” actor has been sharing some photos from the set of the film. And he’s almost unrecognizable as the prohibition-era crime boss. Like most Hardy flicks, this one also looks like it’s going to be intense.

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“Fonzo” was announced back in October 2016 with Hardy set to star. Trank wrote the script and is directing the film, which is suppose to explore the mobster’s life at 47 years old, after being released from prison. Capone (Hardy) will be forced to consider his violent and reprehensible actions as his mind is ravaged by dementia.

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The movie has been stuck in the development stage for a while, according to reports. Filming was initially scheduled to start in the summer of 2017, but Hardy instead went to shoot “Venom” for Sony, which is set for an Oct. 5 release.

Now that filming on “Fonzo” has started, Hardy is giving us a glimpse of what to expect. See more photos:

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Chasing Fonzo ♠️

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Tom Hardy Shares Some Crazy Photos of Himself as Al Capone in ‘Fonzo’

Filming is underway on Chronicle and Fantastic Four filmmaker Josh Trank’s long-developing Al Capone movie Fonzo, and star Tom Hardy appears to be having a blast. The Oscar-nominated performer has not been shy about sharing some candid behind-the-scenes snaps on his Instagram page, giving us our first look at Hardy’s transformation into the notorious criminal. Written by Trank, Fonzo takes a unique track in looking at Capone’s life as it picks up with the man when he’s 47 years old, having spent nearly a decade in prison. As dementia rots his brain …
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Tom Hardy Becomes Old Al Capone in Latest Look at Fonzo

Tom Hardy Becomes Old Al Capone in Latest Look at Fonzo
Tom Hardy is in full Al Capone mode on the set of his latest movie Fonzo. Hardy is one of the best and most dedicated actors working in the business today, which is why he's such an in-demand talent. He's currently filming a biopic about the infamous gangster and we had previously been treated to photos of Hardy in his Capone outfit. But now he's shared some photos, displaying the full makeup treatment he's undergone to look more like the historical criminal, and it's pretty intense.

Taking to his Instagram, Tom Hardy has shared a few photos from the set of Fonzo, which kicked of production at the end of last month. This time, not only is he in classic gangster garb, but his face makeup makes him look much more like Al Capone than he did previously. Hardy is going through a transformation for this part and if he's this committed to the look,
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‘Fonzo’ Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hardy Shares Photos of Dramatic Al Capone Transformation

‘Fonzo’ Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hardy Shares Photos of Dramatic Al Capone Transformation
Tom Hardy has played historical figures on screen in the past, but it looks like his upcoming role as Al Capone in the biographical drama “Fonzo” will be one of his most transformative true roles yet. Production is currently underway in New Orleans on the biopic, which is being directed by “Fantastic Four” and “Chronicle” filmmaker Josh Trank. Hardy has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the “Fonzo” production on his Instagram page.

“Fonzo” takes place 10 years into Capone’s prison sentence. The 47-year-old gangster begins suffering from dementia and becomes haunted by his violent past. Joining Hardy on screen is Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle McLachlan, and “Dunkirk” breakout Jack Lowden.

The production is notable for being Trank’s first since “Fantastic Four.” The director feuded with studio 20th Century Fox over final cut privileges and reshoots and bashed the film’s theatrical release in a since-deleted Tweet that claimed
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First Impressive Trailer for Superpowers Thriller 'The Darkest Minds'

"The more that I try to control it, the more damage that I do..." 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for a superpowers movie titled The Darkest Minds, the live-action debut of Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. "From the producers of 'Stranger Things' and Arrival comes the latest Ya survival thriller," based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. Here's what this series is about: after a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government. This stars Amandla Stenberg (from The Hunger Games + Everything, Everything), Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Wallace Langham, Golden Brooks, Mark O'Brien, Patrick Gibson, and Gwendoline Christie. This looks very Ya, but it looks cool, dare I say. A mix of Chronicle and The Girl with All the Gifts.
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First Look at Tom Hardy as Al Capone in Fonzo

First Look at Tom Hardy as Al Capone in Fonzo
We have our first official look at Tom Hardy as Al Capone. Hardy is one of the most in-demand actors working today and his next project is going to be Fonzo, which is a biopic chronicling the later life of famed American gangster Al Capone, prior to his death in 1947. Hardy has been attached to play the character since 2012, but at that time it was in an different movie titled Cicero. Now, he's going to play Capone during his later years, as opposed to documenting his seven-year reign as Chicago's crime boss.

The images were posted by Tom Hardy to his Instagram page and, in several ways, they are quite faithful to Al Capone. Hardy has one of Capone's famous hats and, in the full photo he shared, it looks as though he's wearing a prison jumpsuit. Fonzo will depict the mobster at the age of 47 after his years in
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First Look at Tom Hardy as Al Capone in Josh Trank’s ‘Fonzo’

Production is underway on Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank’s dramatic take on the life of gangster Al Capone, and star Tom Hardy has revealed a first look at himself as the notorious figure. Written by Trank, Fonzo focused on 47-year-old Capone who has spent nearly a decade in prison. Dementia rots his brain, and his mind becomes a mishmash of harrowing memories from his violent past. It’s a unique take on the gangster genre, if that’s even what Trank is going for, but Hardy predictably looks pretty incredible here. This looks to be …
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Tom Hardy Becomes Al Capone: Actor Shares First Look at Josh Trank’s Gangster Drama ‘Fonzo’

Tom Hardy Becomes Al Capone: Actor Shares First Look at Josh Trank’s Gangster Drama ‘Fonzo’
Venom” isn’t the only upcoming Tom Hardy project to be excited about these days. The actor is following in the footsteps of Robert De Niro (“The Untouchables”) by bringing notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone back to the big screen in the upcoming biographical drama “Fonzo.” Hardy has shared a first look of himself in character to his Instagram page.

“Fonzo” is directed by Josh Trank, best known for making the found-footage superhero film “Chronicle” and the critically maligned “Fantastic Four” reboot. Trank became infamous for publicly feuding with 20th Century Fox over final cut of his superhero film and for the rumors that his on set behavior during the making of the film was hostile and inappropriate. “Fonzo” marks a potential comeback for the 34-year-old filmmaker.

The movie takes place 10 years into Capone’s prison sentence. The 47-year-old gangster begins suffering from dementia and becomes haunted by his violent past.
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First look at Tom Hardy as Al Capone in Fonzo

With principal photography now underway on Fonzo, actor Tom Hardy has taken to Instagram to share the first set photo from the Al Capone biopic, which sees him in character – and in Alcatraz. Check it out here…

Fonzo sees Hardy taking on the role of the infamous mobster, with the film focussing on a 47-year-old Capone who, with dementia rotting his mind, finds himself haunted by harrowing memories of his violent and brutal past.

The film is being directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) and sees Hardy joined in the cast by Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Matt Dillon (Wayward Pines), Linda Cardellini (Bloodline), Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) and Jack Lowden (Dunkirk).

Hardy will next be seen on the big screen in the title role of Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff Venom, which is set to open on October 5th of this year.
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The inclusion of a Robin outfit defiled with Joker graffiti on display in the Batcave told us that, as per the comics, Batman’s nemesis had murdered the second Boy Wonder in the continuity of the movie universe. So, let’s imagine for a second that this tragic event was depicted in some future Dceu film. If that indeed happens, who should play the part?

Well, one Redditer, going by the suitably Joker-savvy username @JNapierrr, has shared a piece of fan art that imagines Dane DeHaan in the role of Jason Todd, and you can check it out down below:

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Books Are Ablaze in Teaser Trailer for HBO’s Film Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

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In the futuristic world of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, firemen don't put out fires, they start them.

HBO Films released a teaser trailer for Fahrenheit 451 that you can watch below. While it doesn't give us a look at the characters of the futuristic world, it does show a fireman's flamethrower lighting up a pile of books.

Directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and based on the seminal Ray Bradbury book of the same name, Fahrenheit 451 stars Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Chronicle), Sofia Boutella (2017's The Mummy), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Bug). In addition to starring in the movie, Jordan is also one of the executive producers on the film, which has the following synopsis:

"In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society.
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Bright Sequel Confirmed by Netflix in New Video

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Throughout the holiday season, there had been speculations that Netflix was interested in making a sequel to its new aaction fantasy film Bright, and now, in a new video featuring the movie's impressive orc makeup effects, the streaming service has confirmed that a second film is indeed moving forward.

In addition to the sequel confirmation video (see below), numerous sources, including Variety, report that David Ayer is set to direct the second Bright film, with Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless also returning as producers. Max Landis, who wrote the screenplay for Bright, will reportedly not be involved with the sequel, and Ayer is expected to write the new movie as well, something he has done for previous directorial projects such as Suicide Squad, Fury, and End of Watch.

Released on Netflix beginning December 22nd, Bright was watched by 11 million people in its first three days online, with Netflix reporting that
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‘Bright’ Sequel Confirmed By Netflix

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Bright sequel given the go-ahead by Netflix

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