LOS ANGELES: Tom Hardy-starrer biographical crime film Capone will not be releasing in cinemas and will be going straight to a streaming service, director Josh Trank has announced.
The movie, which was earlier titled Fonzo, is a biopic on the infamous crime lord and businessman Al Capone, who co-founded a crime syndicate in Chicago. The film chronicles his struggle with early-onset dementia that caused him to reckon with his past crimes.
Trank is best known for making movies such as the acclaimed superhero thriller Chronicle and arguably on one of the worst superhero movies, Fantastic Four. The director shared the film’s first trailer on Twitter.
In another post, he also confirmed that the film is now going to release on a streaming service on May 12 rather than in cinemas as originally planned, due to the current global situation. “Will be on streaming! Planned as theatrical, but hopefully will be on the big screen later this year,” he tweeted, without revealing the steamer that will premiere the film.
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 of dementia at the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment.
Tom Hardy had an incredible performance in Ruben Fleischer’s widely reviled comic-book movie on Spider-Man’s supervillain Venom. Capone also stars Linda Cardellini, Jack Lowden, Matt Dillon and Noel Fisher among others.
Tom Hardy. Capone. Coming MAY 12.
(Different title. My cut. 🤩) pic.twitter.com/2PLdrcFxY6
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) April 15, 2020