Make it 6, actually, because Hardy is set to portray the infamous Kray twins in an upcoming London crime thriller film, “Legend”.
Directed and written by Brian Helgeland, “Legend” is produced by Cross Creek Pictures and Working Title. The movie marks Helgeland’s return to adapted screenplays in the genre of crime since the release of 1997’s “L.A. Confidential”.
It is based on “The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins”, a “true crime” biography written by John Pearson. The book is an account of the rise and fall of the Kray twins, who hired the author to write their biography back in 1967. Their story was then adapted into a movie in 1990, which was directed by Peter Medak.
In this new movie adaptation, the story will follow Reggie Kray, who seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin, Ronnie. Hardy, who can be currently seen in “Child 44” , is starring in it as both Reggie and Ronnie. Emily Browning, Colin Morgan, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, and “Kingsman” star Taron Egerton also joined the cast, but no further information regarding their roles were revealed.
Check out its official teaser trailer released by Studiocanal UK below:
Hardy will be seen next in “Mad Max: Fury Road“, “London Road”, and “The Revenant”.
“Legends” is slated for release in the UK on 11th September.