What’s better than one Tom Hardy? Two Tom Hardys, clearly, and that’s something that we’ll be getting very shortly, thanks to Brian Helgeland’s “Legend.” After the success of his Jackie Robinson movie “42” a few years back, the writer-director, who also won an Oscar for co-writing “L.A. Confidential,” has crossed the pond and returned to the crime genre for his latest, which sees Hardy play both of the famous Kray twins, who terrorized London in the 1960s.
The brothers have been the subject of movies before, most notably Peter Medak’s “The Krays,” but this is the first time a single actor has played both, and Hardy, who tops a fine cast also including Emily Browning, Colin Morgan, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, David Thewlis and Chazz Palminteri, is undoubtedly the top draw here.
The film’s just a few weeks away from being unveiled — it opens in the UK on September 9th, just before it’s unveiled to North America at TIFF — and the publicity machine is gearing up, with a new brief trailer for the movie hitting, along with some new images and character posters. Take a look at them all below, and if you’re in the U.S, you can see the film in theaters on October 2nd.