Friday, May 11, 2018

Tom Hardy as Mob Boss Al Capone

Fonzo, written and directed by Josh Trank, will follow the Chicago crime lord’s final years, in which he was imprisoned after decades of crimes and ultimately succumbed to syphilis-induced dementia, dying of a heart attack at the age of 48.

By 1925 Capone was crime czar of Chicago, running gambling, prostitution and bootlegging rackets and expanding his territories by the gunning down his rivals.
It’s said that fellow inmates could hear Capone’s blood-curdling screams late at night for “Jimmy” to leave him alone. James “Jimmy” Clark was one of the victims of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Capone paid mediums to discover what Jimmy wanted. Capone did not die in prison. He finished out his sentence, stayed in a transitional facility, and was paroled on November 16, 1939. He lived out his last days trapped in the mind of a 12-year-old.