Get ready for two Tom Hardys.
They definitely could have done a better job with the title because “Legend” is pretty generic and nondescript. But I’m totally on board for a gangster movie with Tom Hardy. Of course, Hardy is pretty familiar with these types of movies; he was in Lawless and Netflix’s Peaky Blinders.
In Legend, Hardy will portray the Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, who terrorized the East End of London in the ’50s and ’60s and became notorious celebrities. They were involved in armed robberies, arson, assaults, murder, and more. They were arrested in 1968 and sentenced to life in prison. Emily Browning will portray Reggie’s wife, Frances Shea, who took her own life at age 24.
Legend stars Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Christopher Eccleston, and David Thewlis.
From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.
Legend will be released in theaters on October 2, 2015.