Universal Pictures has released a slew of new images for Legend. From Academy Award-winning writer/director Brian Helgeland, the film features Tom Hardy co-starring with himself as real-life twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, who ruled London’s criminal underworld in the 1950s and 60s. Legend follows the Krays on their quest for power in the London crime scene, with a little help from the American mafia, as British authorities hunt them down. Meanwhile, Reggie, the more stable of the two, also has to attempt to manage his unhinged brother while maintaining his marriage. As one of today’s finest working actors, I guess one role per film just isn’t enough for Hardy, and I’m thrilled to see the nuance he brings to the dual roles when the film hits theaters October 2nd.
The film also stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, and Taron Egerton. Check out the new Legend images below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Legend:
From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland 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. In cinemas September 11.