The full-length trailer for Legend, starring Tom Hardy and… Tom Hardy, has been released. Hardy will play both notorious Kray twins as they rise to power in the London underworld in the 60s.
Here is the Legend trailer. Click on the lower right below the time bar to go full screen:
This looks like a special film, something entirely unique to the gangster genre. Humor seems to play a large role, and Hardy appears to be able to flex his acting muscles in two different roles in the same film. With Reggie Kray, Hardy plays the buttoned-down gangster, and with Ronald Kray, the slightly unhinged heavy with some strange tics that are becoming signature Hardy.
The film, directed by L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, also has a smooth, gliding style and looks to capture the surface joys of a swinging 60s London.
There are few things better than Tom Hardy, except maybe twice the Hardy in the same films. Legend hits theaters October 2.