First Image of Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy as Twin Gangsters in Brian Helgeland’s LEGEND

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Budgets are tight these days, so when a movie calls for twins and you’ve already landed yourself a high-profile actor, sometimes you just have to Winklevoss it. Such is the case with writer-director Brian Helgeland’s new thriller, Legend, which stars Tom Hardy as identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray.  As you can tell from the above image, Hardy is taking on both roles, which is hardly surprising considering his chameleon-like abilities he’s showcased throughout his career.  If nothing else, this is an opportunity to stretch his acting chops as he’ll have to develop distinctive looks, mannerisms, and personalities to distinguish the Krays.  A worthy challenge.

Hit the jump to view the full image from Legend, and for more on the picture.

Check out the first look at Hardy and Hardy as Kray and Kray in Legend (via The Playlist):

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Last we heard, Emily Browning was also rumored to be starring in the film, so now that it’s officially underway, hopefully we’ll hear some actual cast and plot confirmations in the coming weeks.  All we know at this point is that Legend will center on the Krays, twin gangsters who terrorized London in the 1950s and 60s.  Hardy’s certainly done his part as a lawbreaker in the past with roles as varied as a bootlegger in Lawless, a psycho in Bronson, a mind-thief in Inception, and a terrorist in The Dark Knight Rises.  I think he can handle twins.

In addition to being on a short list to play the title role of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Hardy’s also being rumored to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The RevenantHardy’s other upcoming pictures include Michaël R. Roskam’s crime-thriller The DropDaniel Espinosa’s Child 44, the musical London Road, plus George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.  Oh, yeah, and he’ll be playing Elton John in Rocketman.




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  • The Flobbit

    Oh crap, Tom Hardy as the Kray twins? Twins famous for slashing buttocks of their victims so they wouldn’t be put away on attempted murder? Hardy is going to sink his teeth in and this is going to be Krayzy.

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      When seeing the headline I was at first some what concerned/excited. They are remaking Legend? And w Tom Hardy?

      • The Flobbit

        I would so dig the hell out of Tom Hardy as Darkness!

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        I know right? I was really excited at the possibility.

      • The Flobbit

        And who would direct this film? Cuaron? Yates? Ratner?

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        James Cameron. They could call it Legends. Only Cameron knows how to make a proper sequel to a Ridley Scott film.

      • The Flobbit

        On James Cameron’s watch, Darkness would be mo-capped.
        Maybe Cruise will reprise his role, though.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    “Imagine… 2 Banes! Right?!” – WB Studio Exec trying to greenlight a sequel to TDKR to Chris Nolan

    • Michael N.

      Go back to comic book related news.

  • LEM

    His performance will have a “Double Impact”.

  • LEM

    His performance will have a “Double Impact”.

  • Bo

    I don’t know. One actor playing twins is such a gimmick it’s hard to overcome. One has to suspend disbelief just walking in to see a movie. This kind of gimmick makes it really much more difficult to suspend that always present disbelief because, after all, it’s all fake anyway. I guess if anyone could pull this type of thing off it’d be Hardy, as in my opinion, he’s one of the best actors working today. We’ll see, but I’m having my doubts already as the disbelief is in full reign now.

  • Bo

    I don’t know. One actor playing twins is such a gimmick it’s hard to overcome. One has to suspend disbelief just walking in to see a movie. This kind of gimmick makes it really much more difficult to suspend that always present disbelief because, after all, it’s all fake anyway. I guess if anyone could pull this type of thing off it’d be Hardy, as in my opinion, he’s one of the best actors working today. We’ll see, but I’m having my doubts already as the disbelief is in full reign now.

  • Bane

    Tom Hardy in anything, I’m totally in!

  • chrstphr

    Double the salary…?

  • http://ccooluke.tumblr.com/ cameron

    Nominee for best actor AND best supporting actor? haha

    • David

      Lol! I hope so! Tom is good enough to deserve this. I’m stoked for this film…just LOOK at that pic!

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