Tom Hardy is scarred and fractured in new poster for 'Capone'

Tom Butler
Senior Editor
Detail from the poster for Capone (Vertical Entertainment)

Capone, Josh Trank’s long-gestating Al Capone movie, is being launched in North America on 12 May as a straight-to-streaming release, and now there’s an official poster for the film.

Filmed in March 2018 on location in New Orleans under its original title of Fonzo, the Prohibition-era gangster flick starring Tom Hardy in the lead role was originally mooted for theatrical release late 2019. That date came and went, and it was revealed in April that it would be coming straight to VOD in May.

The film does not have a UK release date yet, but the poster gives a glimpse of the themes of the film, as it shows the scarred mobster’s fractured mind floating away in the wind.

The poster for Capone featuring Tom Hardy as the Prohibition-era gangster. (Vertical Entertainment)

The official synopsis reads: “The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia, and comes to be haunted by his violent past.”

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The first poster comes on the heels of the film’s first trailer, that you can watch below. Written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle/Fantastic Four), Knives Out director Rian Johnson described the film as “bats*** bonkers (in the best possible way)”.

There was a flurry of activity around the film over the weekend as Trank, Hardy and photographer Greg Williams all shared a new number of new photos from behind the scenes of the shoot on their social media channels.

One post shows a bloodied Hardy throwing a V-sign at the camera, with a caption that stated an international launch date remained TBC.

Another showed Hardy as and aged Capone in close up, with milky eyes and a stogie wedged in his mouth. Hardy underwent a drastic physical transformation to play mobster Al Capone in his twilight years for the film.

Capone, sometimes known as “Scarface” thanks the distinctive facial scars on the left of his face, was imprisoned for tax evasion in 1932, aged 33, after being pursued by the FBI for years.

Capone is awaiting a UK release date.