It was only a matter of time when we would hear Josh Trank’s name float around Hollywood again after that nightmare of events with Fant4stic. Trank eventually departed directing for a Star Wars film after the fiasco that was the rumored behavior on set for the film and later his tweets that threw shade at the studio for changing his film.
It looks like Trank is going to attempt to put that behind him and get back to making films again and this time he will have the great Tom Hardy to help him get back on track. The project with be titled Fonzo which is a nickname for the infamous crime kingpin of the prohibition era America only this time it will not be a cradle to the grave story. Instead, the film will focus on the last days of Al Capone and the events that would occur before his death of syphilis at the age 48.
Hardy is one of the most transformative actors we have in film and he has never had an issue gaining or losing weight for roles as well as taking on the craziest types of characters which will serve well the film since Capone’s syphilitic dementia made him go mad(der) than he already was, eventually killing him.
Hardy is one busy man in Hollywood having been in five films just in 2015 and will return to being in plenty more in 2017 and beyond. We will see Hardy on the television series for BBC titled Taboo and we can see him next in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk alongside Cillian Murphy who he’s worked with in other Nolan films.