Tom Hardy Does Double Duty As Reggie And Ronnie Kray In “Legend”

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After playing the Road Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy will tackle another outlaw—two of them, actually—when he stars in Legend as Reggie and Ronnie Kray, the real-life twins who ruled London’s criminal underground in the 1960s.

L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland based his script on The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson, which sees Reggie try to control his brother’s more psychotic tendencies, even as they cut a bloody swathe through the city. (The Krays were eventually imprisonment for life in 1969.)

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Egerton and Hardy in “Legend.”

The film reportedly won’t shy away from Ronnie’s bisexuality: Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Taron Egerton, who plays Ronnie’s boyfriend and hechman, says the film is “aggressively sexual.”

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Watch the trailer for Legend, out September 2015, below

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