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The Tom Hardy-starring Al Capone biopic Fonzo is moving forward with a strong supporting cast.
Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan and Kathrine Narducci are joining Hardy in the feature from writer-director Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), which will begin principal photography next month in New Orleans.
Fonzo will center on the ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist. The movie focuses in particular on when, 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.
Cardellini will play Capone’s long-suffering wife, Mae, with Dillon set to play his closest friend, Johnny. MacLachlan will play the mobster’s doctor, Karlock, and Narducci will play Rosie, one of Capone’s sisters.
Bron Studios is backing the feature, in association with Creative Wealth Media. Aaron L. Gilbert will produce for Bron, along with Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder for Addictive Pictures, and Lawrence Bender via A Band Apart. Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media will executive produce.
CAA and Endeavor Content are handling North American rights for Fonzo, with Bloom handling international sales.
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