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U.K. Box Office: ‘Legend’ Takes Top Spot With Record-Breaking Bow

The Tom Hardy-starring London crime biopic had the biggest September opening, the biggest opening for a British 18-certificate and the biggest opening for StudioCanal.

‘Legend’: Film Review

Tom Hardy co-stars with himself to play notorious London gangsters Ron and Reggie Kray in director Brian Helgeland's violent period drama.

First Look: Tom Hardy as Infamous London Gangster Twins (Photo)

The actor stars as both Reggie and Ronnie Kray in Brian Helgeland's "Legend" about the East End criminals.

John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

"42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "

Becoming Jackie Robinson: How Chadwick Boseman Landed the Lead in ’42’

Director Brian Helgeland recalls the actor’s “big and brave” audition that got him the part.