With the ongoing pandemic, a lot of people have been glued to their screens. Playing video games, doing work on the computer, watching Netflix’s, Tiger King; you name it. That is why it came to the delight of many when Vertical Entertainment decided to drop the first trailer of its upcoming movie, “Capone”, starring actor Tom Hardy.
The film was first announced way back in 2016, but due to Hardy’s prior engagement with the movie, Venom, producers were unable to get the ball rolling until 2018. Now in 2020, people around the world will be able to see the finished product.
With the unprecedented pandemic, it has been announced that the film will be released to streaming platforms on May 12. Still, there is a possibility that Capone gets a cinematic release at a later date.
Anybody else excited? I love a good gangster film. Goodfellas has to be one of my favorite movies of all time. And I know it’s a show, but the trials of Tony Soprano and his crew has to be one of the greatest television shows ever made. Simply put: productions surrounding gangsters and the mob rarely end up disappointing. That could just be my opinion, but if you hit the record books I bet you’d agree.
Either way, this movie starring the aforementioned Hardy, Matt Dillon, and Londa Cardellini does not look like it is going to disappoint. The plot is centered around end of the notorious Al Capone’s life, after returning home from his 11-year stay at the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. And at the time the film takes place, he is supposedly suffering from a case of syphilis as well as dementia.
I couldn’t tell you the real history of how Capone’s life ended, but based on the trailer I know it won’t be ending quietly. Then again, I’d expect nothing less from someone who was infamous for running gambling rings and going on streaks of repeated violence.
Regardless, it is hard for me not to get giddy about this coming out. I mean, look at how great Hardy looks! It probably took hours to get him to look like that.
Wow! Hair & Make-up designers on film sets are pretty incredible.— Mask&Hammer Society (@MandHSociety) April 12, 2018
First look at Tom Hardy as Al Capone in #Fonzo. pic.twitter.com/9Z94hKndDJ
This movie definitely took a lot in regards to the effort department, and I hope to see that effort pay off when the movie comes out in a little less than a month.