Al Capone Drama ‘Fonzo’ Set for 2019 Release2 weeks ago by Ivette Epps in Movie News
Fantastic Four director, Josh Trank has confirmed his Al Capone drama Fonzo is set for release later this year. The news of the project first broke back in 2016 when it was reported that Venom’s Tom Hardy would star as the infamous Chicago gangster. It has been confirmed that Fonzo will focus on Capone’s sad final days when the gangster was driven mad by neurosyphilis before dying at the young age of 48, which is different from the 1987 film, The Untouchables. Along with Hardy, there will be several other talented actors who will be joining the character-driven drama. The movie will also star Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathrine Narducci.
Below is the official synopsis:
“A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.”
Though Trank has announced that Fonzo will be released at some point later this year, there are no specific details about the film at this time. The director did mention however that failure is a gift that brings success, which Trank is certain that Fonzo will be his best film yet.
Failure was a gift.
It forced me to walk an honest path, and I'm way happier today than I ever was before.
I have a film out later this year, starring Tom Hardy, called FONZO that I wrote, directed, and edited.
We had so much fun making it & it's my best work as a filmmaker.
— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) April 9, 2019