New Photo of Tom Hardy as Al Capone in FONZO and His Voice is Based on Bugs Bunny
A new photo has surfaced from the upcoming film Fonzo and it gives us a new look at Tom Hardy in the role of Al Capone. He looks good in the role, and I just want to point out that those aren’t wrinkles on his face, those are scars, which are the result of Capone insulting a woman and getting his face sliced up by her brother. This earned him the nickname "Scarface."
But it sounds like he's going to bring an interesting voice to the Capone. Apparently his voice is based on the popular Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny. It's hard to imagine that when you look at his hardened face in the photo above, but in a recent Esquire profile, Hardy says that he was mostly inspired by Bugs Bunny for his role as Capone.
The person interviewing him even got got to listen to his voice and they said, "sure enough, he sounds like the cartoon rabbit with a severe case of vocal fry." So, that's going to be interesting to hear. Hardy sure does love to play with different voices for the characters he plays.
Fonzo was directed by Josh Trank. Yes, someone actually hired him to make another movie after the Fantastic Four disaster. Maybe this will be better, though!
The story takes place near the end of Capone's career and begins when he's 47 years-old after he spent over 10 years in prison. Here's a brief description of the film:
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.
This is a time in Capone's life that has never really been explored before so it should make for an interesting story and film. Capone spent the final years of his life in Florida and it wasn't easy for him. He ended up getting syphilis and because it was untreated for years his mind ended up deteriorating. Near the end of his life, he had the mental capacity of a child and he would apparently spend lots of time talking to his dead associates. Capone died in 1947.
The movie also stars Linda Cardellini as Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae, Matt Dillon as his closest friend Johnny, Kyle MacLachlan as his doctor Karlock, and Kathrine Narducci as Rosie, one of his sisters.
The movie will be released at some point in 2019. What are your thoughts on how Tom Hardy plans on playing Capone with a Bugs Bunny voice?