Tom Hardy is in talks to star as a pair of notorious twin UK gangsters in the thriller “Legend” at Working Title about.
If he signs, Hardy would play both Ronald and Reginald Kray, the identical twins who became infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s.
The film would focus on the life of Reggie Kray, older by 10 minutes, who sought to control the psychotic tendencies of his younger twin Ronnie who was both openly bisexual and likely a paranoid schizophrenic.
The brothers’ gang was involved in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults, and several murders. As West End nightclub owners, they also mixed with prominent entertainers and politicians.
Brian Helgeland (“LA Confidential”) is penning the script and directing. Filming aims to begin in the UK later this year.