Double the Tom Hardy.
Legend stars Tom Hardy playing both of the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie. The footage in the trailer of Hardy’s two performances is very impressive. The facial expressions and mannerisms of the brothers are very different, as is their body language and their voices. There has obviously been some very clever editing and CGI, with the trailer showing the brothers interacting with each other, and at one stage, engaging in a physical fight. I am very interested in checking this film out!
The official synopsis is as follows:
Written and directed by Oscar® winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, LEGEND is based on the true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie (both played by Tom Hardy) two gangsters who ruled the London crime scene in the swinging sixties. With their gang, “The Firm”, the inseparable Krays imposed a reign of intimidation upon the city of but as their empire expanded, power struggles, madness, dangerous feuds and a woman weakened their bond.
Told through the eyes of Frances (Emily Browning), the love of Reggie’s life, this seductive and exhilarating story sees Tom Hardy deliver a masterful dual performance, perfectly capturing the nuances of two legendary brothers
Legend will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be released in Australia on October 8th.