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Tom Hardy's Al Capone Flick 'Cicero' Still Moving Forward, New Writer Hired To Pen Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 1:38 PM
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We're two years from the first announcements about "Cicero," a gangster flick at Warner Bros. that would see Tom Hardy take on the role of Al Capone. Cool, right? There was early talk of the project expanding into a trilogy, but that has died down along with most news about the project. Last we heard, the movie was aiming to start shooting this year with David Yates directing. Clearly, that's not gonna happen, but the endeavor is far from dead.

Tom Hardy Preparing To Play Al Capone In David Yates' Trilogy 'Cicero'; Film(s) Aiming For 2013 Start

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2012 11:53 PM
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Everyone is banking on Tom Hardy becoming a big, big star. Harvey Weinstein has already moved "The Wettest County" to the end of the summer, hoping to ride the wave of the actor's post-"The Dark Knight Rises" fame and Warner Bros. is anxious to keep the actor in house. He's already set to spend the a good chunk of 2012 filming George Miller's long awaited "Fury Road" for the studio, and they are already getting the actor started on another role, one that he won't tackle until next year.

Tom Hardy May Play Al Capone In David Yates' 'Cicero' (That May Turn Into A Trilogy)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 3:25 AM
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Yates Also Considering Directing Stephen King's 'The Stand'Having spent the last four or five years deep in the world of "Harry Potter," making mad bank for Warner Bros. while delivering movies that have more than satisfied the legion of fans around the world, director David Yates and the studio are at an interesting crossroads. With lucrative franchise finished (for now), and with the Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy set to finish in 2012 with "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros. is suddenly seeing two of their biggest moneymakers waving goodbye (though yes, they do have two "The Hobbit" films in their back pocket). Hoping that Yates can weave his magic on another property to get the money machine rolling, Yates is headed to Tinseltown this weekend to meet with honchos where he'll have his pick of the litter, and Vulture has the details on what he'll be considering.

Gangster Flicks Are The New Fairy Tale Movies, Apparently: Duelling Capone Films In Development

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 28, 2011 3:18 AM
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Once every six months or so, the Hollywood Elders, the shadowy collection of media moguls, Freemasons, Jewish lizardmen and Warren Beatty that control the film industry, don their robes, gather in their secret chamber under the Hollywood sign and plot out their agenda. Sometimes, it's elevating a particular actor or actress for no apparent reason -- Alex Pettyfer was a homeless 37-year-old drifter until they surgically re-sculpted him into the hottest young actor in Hollywood (though he's on his way to torpedoing that all by himself). Sometimes it's pushing technological breakthroughs -- 48 FPS cameras? Developed in their lair. And sometimes it's just deciding what sub-genre of films will suddenly be everywhere.

David Yates Eyed For Al Capone Pic 'Cicero'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 8:08 AM
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Warner Bros. has a thing for crime pics and it's easy to see why. They got Oscar gold for "The Departed" and Ben Affleck's "The Town" was a surprising smash hit at the box office so no wonder they want to feed audience hunger for pics focusing on the seedy criminal underbelly. Ruben Fleischer's "Tales From The Gangster Squad" is already heating up with offers out to Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling and now another gangland pic is building steam.

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