Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini, Kyle MacLachlan join Tom Hardy in Al Capone biopic Fonzo
Cardellini will play Capone's long-suffering wife Mae and Dillon will depict his closest friend Johnny.
Actors Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathrine Narducci are set to join Tom Hardy in the Al Capone biopic Fonzo.
Principal photography for the film will begin on 2 April in New Orleans, reported Variety.
The project is written and directed by Josh Trank. Hardy was cast in the film back in 2016.
Capone was a ruthless mobster who ruled Chicago with an iron fist during the 1920s. He was prosecuted for income tax evasion in 1931 and imprisoned. He died at the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, of dementia.
Cardellini will play Capone's long-suffering wife Mae, Dillon will depict his closest friend Johnny, MacLachlan will portray his doctor Karlock, and Narducci will be Rosie, one of his sisters.
The film is backed by Bron Studios, in association with Creative Wealth Media.
“Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al Capone was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Al’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life,” the official synopsis of the film reads.
With inputs from agencies
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