Taglines: Love, fight, live, rule like a legend.
“London in the 1960s – every one had a story about the Krays. They were twins.” StudioCanal UK and Universal has produced Legend, a story about two twin brother gangsters from London, played by Tom Hardy. Both of ’em! Hardy plays both Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray in a slightly comedic crime story set in London. This seems like stiff competition for Black Mass, another crime saga involving a talented actor playing a legendary mobster. Also in the cast: Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, Christopher Eccleston and Taron Egerton.
Legend is a British crime thriller film written and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film is based on the book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson, which deals with the rise and fall of the Kray twins; the relationship that bound them together, and charts their gruesome career to their downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969.
This is the fifth feature film directed by Brian Helgeland. Tom Hardy and Emily Browning star with Colin Morgan, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton featured in supporting roles.
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Colin Morgan, Taron Egerton, Christopher Eccleston, Millie Brady, Chazz Palminteri, Alexandra Hayes
Screenplay by: Brian Helgeland
Production Design by: Tom Conroy
Cinematography by: Dick Pope
Film Editing by: Peter McNulty
Costume Design by: Caroline Harris
Set Decoration by: Crispian Sallis
Music by: Carter Burwell
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual and drug material.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: October 2, 2015