The first trailer for Josh Trank's Al Capone biopic has finally arrived—along with a release date and a new title.
Originally called Fonzo, the Capone film stars Tom Hardy as the titular gangster who rose to infamy during the Prohibition era in Chicago. The film is a gritty exploration of the life of a middle-aged Capone who suffers from dementia—or perhaps pretending to suffer, as the trailer suggests—while facing the consequences of his criminal past.
The film's synopisis reads:
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
Capone marks Trank's first time in the director's chair since 2015's widely panned Fantastic Four, and will be Hardy's first major movie release since 2018's Venom.
Capone co-stars Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Noel Fisher, and Kyle MacLachlan, and is set to release on May 12. According to the Film Ratings database, the movie is being distributed by Vertical Entertainment with an R-rating. Trank also confirmed Capone will go straight to streaming, but may hit the big screen later this year.