Universal Studios will handle US Distribution for the criminal biopic Legend, from Studiocanal, Working Title Films and Cross Creek Pictures. The film will see a multi-platform release in the US beginning Friday, October 2 2015. Starring Tom Hardy in a dual role as notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Legend depicts the rise and fall of the real-life twin brothers who terrorized and captivated London during the 1960s. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton costar. Written and directed by L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, Legend is produced by Working Title Film’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, with Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver, Chris Clark and Quentin Curtis.
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“It would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, ‘Pulp Fiction’,” the actor says.
Tom Hardy might have dropped out of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but that doesn’t mean that he’s cut ties with DC Entertainment. Just the opposite, in fact, as he hinted at an “absolutely awesome” project in the works.
Tom Hardy is already one of the biggest stars in Hollywood right now, and he could somehow become even bigger if Mad Max: Fury Road is a hit. But even if that flops, he’s still going to be on the A-list and have plenty of projects going forward.
One of them is Taboo, an FX series that will reunite him with his Locke director Steven Knight, who is executive producing alongside Ridley Scott. The original story, developed by Hardy and his father Chips Hardy, is set in 1813, and stars Hardy as James Keziah Delaney, “a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game.”