Emily Browning in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in Crime Thriller 'Legend'

Emily Browning
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Just a few years ago, back in 2004, the Australian actress starred as one of the three orphan children in the whimsical "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." But now, at 22, she's caught up in fantasies of a much more adult nature. 

Brian Helgeland is directing Working Title's period project.

Emily Browning is in talks to join Tom Hardy in Legends, a Working Title period drama to be directed by Brian Helgeland.

Hardy has the unique challenge of portraying Reggie and Ronnie Kray, identical twin brothers infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s.

Browning will play a young woman who tragically falls for Reggie and marries him, hoping he will change his gangster ways.

PHOTOS: 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies      

The movie, written by Helgeland (he previously wrote and directed the period baseball movie 42), will shoot in London later this spring and go into summer.

Browning last appeared in the disaster movie Pompeii. Her other recent credits include Mike Leigh’s indie drama Sleeping Beauty and the creepy thriller Magic Magic, also starring Michael Cera and Juno Temple.

She is repped by UTA, Signpost Management, Catherine Poulton in Australia and Jackoway Tyerman.

Email: Borys.Kit@thr.com
Twitter: @borys_kit