British actor Tom Hardy is in talks to play Al Capone in the upcoming gangster trilogy Cicero.The Inception star is close to finalizing a deal to step into the notorious gangsters shoes in film producer David Yates’ upcoming film project, which will chart Al Capone’s childhood in Brooklyn, New York and his accession to the top of a crime empire.
The 1st of the 3 films is due to start production in 2013. It is the latest high-profile leading movie role for Hardy, who will next be seen playing the villainous Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises in July of this year.
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