Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) plays legendary London gangster brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the Universal Pictures release Legend, which sees a one-two punch of a new trailer and poster today.
Ronnie and Reggie Kray dominated organized crime in London in the 1960s and with the help of the American mafia became instant celebrities too. Hanging out with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, Oscar winning director Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) details the rise and fall of the brothers Kray, previously told on film in the 1990 film The Krays (which starred Martin and Gary Kemp from the music group Spandau Ballet). One of the more interesting elements of the true story of the Kray brothers is that Ronnie was gay and made no bones about showing it and talking about it. After all, who’s going to mess with him about it?
This is the kind of juicy dual role the Oscars could go crazy for and with The Revenant also set for release this winter, Hardy could be looking at double nominations.
Legend also stars Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald, Chazz Palminteri and David Thewlis and will be released October 2nd from Universal Pictures.