LOS ANGELES: Actor Tom Hardy has completely shaved his head to play Al Capone in upcoming biopic Fonzo.
Capone reigned as an infamous and ruthless mob boss of American lore for seven years during the Prohibition Era before taken down by Eliot Ness at the age of 33. He died in 1947 at age 48. Fonzo will follow Capone who ruled Chicago with an iron fist. Dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
The 40-year-old actor was spotted with a bald head on the set of the crime drama in New Orleans as production on some photographs obtained by media outlets, Hardy wore a dark ash grey t-shirt, black athletic shorts with white stripes and red-and-white trainers. He was seen carrying a mannequin’s head which had a short brown wig on while making his way through the set.
The Academy Award-nominated actor previously teased his look in the movie with a picture he shared on Instagram in late March. Wearing what looked like a prison garb while sitting on a chair and holding one of Capone’s famous hats, Hardy also teased Capone’s famous scar that he would be supporting in the movie.