There aren’t many trailers that come along that immediately make a film look like the next big thing. Legend, starring Tom Hardy in dual roles, is such a trailer, and you can probably thank Brian Helgeland for that. Writing and directing, the man who brought you L.A. Confidential and Mystic River knows how to set a scene, and while a story about the Kray twins in ’60s London may not instantly seem like the most interesting, the movie demands a viewing.
A double role is enough to elevate any movie, if it’s done right, but with one character who is fairly crazy, and an overall complexity to a wild situation, this one could easily be one of the best performances of the year. Tom Hardy is probably the guy who can pull it off, and the trailer certainly sells the fact.
As if he didn’t have enough this year.
Check this one out, and get lost in artistry.
From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.
Written and directed by Helgeland, the Studiocanal, Working Title and Cross Creek film co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton.