Dir. & wr. Brian Helgeland
Role: Leonard Read (Inspector).
Jun 12 Shooting starts. First official image of Tom Hardy released. Christopher Eccleston and other casting announced - Deadline / The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is based on a book called 'The Profession of Violence' by John Pearson (who also penned 'The Gamblers' which was the basis for ITV's 'Lucan'). The previous attempt to put the Krays on the big screen, from 1990, was helmed by Peter Medak - it landed him the 'Let Him Have It' job. 'Legend' also features Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Tara Fitzgerald ('A Doll's House'), Chazz Palminteri, Taron Egerton.
May 18 Worldwide sales at Cannes - Deadline.
Apr 30 Cross Creek/Universal to distribute in North America - Variety.
2014 Feb 24 Working Title comes aboard as producers, Tom Hardy is in talks - Screen Daily.
The script takes in associates, rivals - such as notorious gangster Jack "the Hat" McVitie, who was murdered by Reginald in 1967 - politician Lord Boothby, and the brothers' nemesis in the police force, DS Leonard "Nipper" Read, who made it his life's ambition to put the Krays behind bars.
2013 Oct 12 "Helgeland talked about the project at a Writer's Guild of America West reception Oct. 10", having handed the script in two weeks ago; report in LA Wave.