By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini, Kathrine Narducci And Tom Hardy Join Josh Trank Written-and-Directed Al Capone Biopic

Principal Photography to Begin April 2 on Josh Trank Written and Directed Bio-Pic
BRON announced today that Linda Cardellini, Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, Golden Globe winner Kyle MacLachlan and Kathrine Narducci will join Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy in the Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo, written and to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle).BRON Studios, in association with Creative Wealth Media are backing the film, which will begin principal photography April 2 in New Orleans. The producers are: Aaron L. Gilbert (Fences, Beatriz at Dinner, the upcoming Tully) for BRON, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Hold the DarkTau) for Addictive Pictures, and Academy Award® nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction) for A Band Apart, alongside executive producer Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media. CAA and Endeavor Content are handling North American rights, with BLOOM handling international sales.

A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore.  At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.

Cardellini will play Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae; Dillon will play his closest friend Johnny; MacLachlan plays Karlock, his doctor; Narducci plays Rosie, one of his sisters.

Emmy nominated Cardellini most recently starred in the critically acclaimed hit Netflix series “Bloodline”, John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Daddy’s Home 1 and 2 for Paramount.   She next stars in New Line Cinema’s The Children and Participant’s Green Book opposite Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortenson.  Dillon was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Crash, and will next be seen starring in Lars Von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built.”  He also starred in the Fox hit sci-fi series “Wayward Pines.”

MacLachlan is best known for his role as Agent Cooper in “Twin Peaks” which garnered him a Golden Globe Award and Emmy nomination in its original run and a Golden Globe nomination for the reprisal which aired last year. Other television credits include “Sex and the City,” and “Desperate Housewives.” Notable film credits includeBlue Velvet  and DuneNarducci is well known for “The Sopranos,” and appeared in HBO’S “Wizard Of Lies” andJersey Boys.  She will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming The Irishman.
Cardellini is represented by Mosaic and ICM Partners; Dillon is represented by Untitled Entertainment and UTA; MacLachlan is represented by UTA and Management 360; Narducci is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Bret Adams Ltd.

About BRON
Launched in 2010, BRON is an award-winning producer and financier, working with new voices and established talents both in front of and behind the camera. BRON had four films at this year’s Sundance including Sam Levinson’s “Assassination Nation” (which sold to NEON), Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” (which sold to Bleecker Street and Sony), Anthony Mandler’s “Monster” and Jason Reitman’s “Tully” due out later this year via Focus.  The company is currently in post-production on “The Front Runner” (from co-writer/director Jason Reitman starring Hugh Jackman), “The Red Sea Diving Resort” (from writer/director Gideon Raff, starring Chris Evans) and Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale”.

BRON is also the producer and financier behind such films as, Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel Esq., which received an Oscar nomination for Denzel Washington; Miguel Arteta’s “Beatriz at Dinner” (Roadside), Denzel Washington’s Oscar nominated “Fences” (Paramount), and Nate Parker’s multi-award-winning film “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight).  BRON is headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto.

About BLOOM

BLOOM is a sales, production and financing outfit. The company represents and curates a diversified slate of films ranging from commercial, talent-driven, wide release movies, to specialty films from proven and trusted filmmakers, all the while keeping an eye towards fresh and emerging talent. In 2017, BLOOM was acquired by Endeavor Content (formerly WME | IMG).

BLOOM’s diversified slate also includes: Dee Rees’ The Last Thing He Wanted; Yuval Adler’s The Operative, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, and David Sandberg’s Kung Fury; Scott Cooper’s Hostiles which is currently in theaters and starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi; Bill Holderman’s Book Club starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen which Paramount Pictures will release; Paul Weitz’s Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore; Jake Scott’s The Burning Woman, starring Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller; Zhang Yimou’sShadow; Matthew Heineman’s A Private War starring Rosamund Pike; Craig S. Zahler’s Dragged Across Concretestarring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn which will be released by Lionsgate; Strangers: Prey at Night from Johannes Roberts; Andrea Di Stefano’s Three Seconds, starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, and Clive Owen; and Victor Levin’s Destination Wedding starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder.

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