Tom Hardy Plays Twin Brothers In New Movie ‘Legend’

Tom Hardy Plays Twin Brothers In New Movie ‘Legend’

Tom Hardy plays twin brothers in the upcoming British crime thriller ‘Legend’, in theaters this October. The 37 year old English actor takes on the roles of Reggie and Ron Kray; London’s most notorious 60’s gangsters.

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland, Legend tells the story of Reggie and Ronnie Kray as they have the time of their lives, ruling over London in the middle of the Swinging ’60s.

Legend Movie Poster

Helgeland wanted to strip away as much of the folklore that surrounded the twins story and deliver something as close the truth as possible. The one thing he was sure about going forward with the film, was who we wanted to play the lead.

Speaking about that venture, Brian shared – “One thing is for sure. I couldn’t have done it without the literally multifaceted talent of Tom Hardy. The producer Tim Bevan and I were both keen on Tom. We sent him the script and a dinner was arranged to sound him out. I was intrigued at the thought of him playing both parts but I knew, at the least, I needed him for Reggie, as Reg was the lead of the two brothers. As fate would have it, at dinner all Tom talked about was Ron. By dessert, he said, ‘I’ll give you Reggie, if you give me Ron.’ It was the best and easiest deal Tim and I had ever agreed to. The most crucial decision had been made from the start.”

Watch The Official Trailer For ‘Legend’ Starring Tom Hardy as The Kray Brothers:

Legend also stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton.

In theaters October 2nd, 2015

Visit Movie Site: Legend Official

Photo: ©2015 Universal

 

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