- TOM HARDY ON BEING AL CAPONE
IGN recently had the chance to briefly speak with Tom Hardy about how he felt about being in the upcoming film Cicero, which will be the first of a series of films that will be based on Al Capone.
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Question from IGN: What's the big draw for you in wanting to play Al Capone, because there's a lot of history there. The more you read about him, you get a sense of a lot more complexity to him than people have seen.
Tom Hardy: It's a case file that I'm really excited to open up on many levels. I relate it with Bronson... I mean, Al Capone is dead. With Charles Bronson, I could meet and talk to him regularly. So it's that same excitement that I have for that to go and do a character study on a human being that exists... or existed. So that's the draw, to open up an investigation on the man and to show and tell that as I'm doing it in real time. Does that make sense? So yeah, I'm excited about that. Realistically, the kind of work that I want to do with him, I don't want to rush on that, that especially. And that's Warner Brothers. David Yates is attached to direct that. It's a great script. He's such an important iconic character, American character. It's such a tremendous honor to be given an opportunity to open up a case study on these guys, all these people. So I take it very seriously. That's why, that's the draw. It's a very serious thing to do