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Brian Helgeland

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    Review Roundup: Is Tom Hardy Bad or Brilliant As Twin Mobsters in 'Legend'?

    Critics are split on the actor's dual portrait, but most agree that the underlying problem is the clash between Brian Helgeland's overcooked direction and his half-baked script.

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    Watch: Tom Hardy Fights Tom Hardy in Trailer for Gangster Drama 'Legends'

    Brian Helgeland documents London mob twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray in the upcoming gangster film.

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    Watch: Tom Hardy Plays Twin Mobsters in Stylish 'Legend' Trailer

    Hardy plays identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, who terrorized London during the 1950s and 1960s.

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    First Look At Tom Hardy As Gangster Twins Ronnie & Reggie Kray In 'Legend'

    Tom Hardy is hardly an actor who shies from a challenge. He's bulked up, lost weight, done an entire role muffled under a mask in "The Dark Knight Rises", tried to revive the cardigan in "Lawless," done an entire movie in a car in "Locke," and tried to save "This Means War" from being an irredeemabl...

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    Tom Hardy's Production Shop Pens First-Look Deal with NBCUniversal

    Actor Tom Hardy is quite busy these days, and apparently he's decided he needs a couple more projects on his plate: according to the Hollywood Reporter, the English-born actor's Hardy Son & Baker production company has just signed a two-year first-look deal with NBCUniversal International Televisi...

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    Tom Hardy To Play Twin Gangsters In 'Legend' From 'L.A. Confidential' Writer Brian Helgeland

    For a little while now, Tom Hardy has been attached to play "Capone" in the film set to be directed by David Yates. Plans were fairly ambitious, with talk of a trilogy at one time, but with the director now busy on "Tarzan" (sigh) it looks a long way off. But Hardy will get to scratch his gangster i...

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    Review: Unashamed Old-School Biopic '42' Brings Jackie Robinson to Life

    "42," the story of Jackie Robinson’s rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers, looks like a Norman Rockwell illustration come to life, as I say in my first review for WHYY about this unashamedly old-school biopic.

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    42

    Jackie Robinson made history as the first black man to play on a major league baseball team, but he titled his autobiography (which has just been reissued) "I Never Had It Made."

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    Review: '42' Admirably & Carefully Weaves Together The History Of Baseball & Civil Rights

    Destiny swings a big stick in Brian Helgeland's "42." It underlines every pivotal moment of Jackie Robinson's career captured in the two hour film, often working as baggage keeping the film earthbound, at times making it unnecessarily weighty. It's also probably the major reason why a number of main...

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