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Tom Hardy might play Al Capone for David Yates

Jul. 15, 2011by: Paul Tassi

We're going to get a glimpse of Tom Hardy as Bane in the DARK KNIGHT RISES teaser this weekend before HARRY POTTER, but the actor is planning beyond that villainous role to his next part.

The role is said to be that of Al Capone in CICERO, a project Hardy has attached himself to, and one that DEATHLY HALLOWS director David Yates has said to be keenly interested in. It follows the rise of Al Capone in the criminal underworld, and if Hardy did take the titular role, you would presume he might have to pack on a few pounds for it to play to round-faced criminal.

Hardy is also still a part of the MAD MAX sequel FURY ROAD, but that project has been delayed for a long while now. Yates meanwhile has been looking at a three part film adaptation of Stephen King's THE STAND. The man likes his epic book series it seems.

Think Hardy could be Capone? Is THE STAND worth its own film trilogy?

Extra Tidbit: I liked The Stand up until its ending.
Source: Vulture

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5:55PM on 07/20/2011
At this point in time I think Tom Hardy can play anyone.
At this point in time I think Tom Hardy can play anyone.
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11:35PM on 07/15/2011
I'm all for more Tom Hardy roles especially after Bronson, however Stephen Graham of Boardwalk Empire fame really does such a fantastic job as Scarface really kills it for me.
I'm all for more Tom Hardy roles especially after Bronson, however Stephen Graham of Boardwalk Empire fame really does such a fantastic job as Scarface really kills it for me.
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10:39PM on 07/15/2011

yes

Put Tom Hardy in EVERY movie.
Put Tom Hardy in EVERY movie.
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6:17PM on 07/15/2011
I could see him getting turned into Capone. And he's young enough to play more to the fact Al Capone did not live a long life, and ran Chicago in his twenties and thirties. I do kinda wish an actual Italian was on hand to do this, but between Hardy's proven acting skills, and evidence a Brit can convincingly do Scarface Al, I'm in favor of this.
I could see him getting turned into Capone. And he's young enough to play more to the fact Al Capone did not live a long life, and ran Chicago in his twenties and thirties. I do kinda wish an actual Italian was on hand to do this, but between Hardy's proven acting skills, and evidence a Brit can convincingly do Scarface Al, I'm in favor of this.
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5:00PM on 07/15/2011

Yes!

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YEESS!! YYEEESSS!!! YYYEEEESSSS!!!! AAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
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1:40PM on 07/15/2011
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12:50PM on 07/15/2011
Is the Stand worth it's own movie trilogy? Geez, Tassi - of course it is. Go read it. Or perhaps get the audio book...
Is the Stand worth it's own movie trilogy? Geez, Tassi - of course it is. Go read it. Or perhaps get the audio book...
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1:29PM on 07/15/2011
I think from the tidbit, you can assume he already has.
I think from the tidbit, you can assume he already has.
2:00PM on 07/15/2011
I think from the tidbit you can assume he may have watched the tv version. Okay, sweetheart?
I think from the tidbit you can assume he may have watched the tv version. Okay, sweetheart?
11:51AM on 07/16/2011
Your assumptions speak volumes, tubby.
Your assumptions speak volumes, tubby.
1:52PM on 07/17/2011
Last word.
Last word.
4:15PM on 07/18/2011
I think he may have been asking if one book is worth splitting into 3 movies. Honestly it's been awhile since I read it, but that was the first thing that popped into my head as well.
I think he may have been asking if one book is worth splitting into 3 movies. Honestly it's been awhile since I read it, but that was the first thing that popped into my head as well.
11:57AM on 07/19/2011
Last word.
Last word.
12:18PM on 07/15/2011
Most definitely. Capone is as badass as they come. Plus with a fat face Hardy looks identical to him.

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Most definitely. Capone is as badass as they come. Plus with a fat face Hardy looks identical to him.

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11:50AM on 07/15/2011
I say get the guy from Boardwalk Empire
I say get the guy from Boardwalk Empire
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