Hunky Tom Hardy is set to play twin gangsters in the upcoming film Legend.
The Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, apparently made quite the noise back in London organizing The Firm, a gang that ran East London's underworldduring the 50s and 60s.
But it wasn't just organized crime the two became known for.
The Backlot reports:
But perhaps more interesting than the Kray Twins’ penchant for criminality was their love lives. The Daily Mail (always a reliable source…) has gone on to claim that “Ronnie and Reggie Kray were both gay and Ronnie never consummated his marriage [...] although Ronnie admitted his homosexuality in his mid-teens, his brother Reggie was also gay and his marriage to Frances Shea was a sham.”
Hardy, commenting on the confirmed role, had this to say: “I’ve got to work out how to play both twins, which will be fun. It’s another experiment and I’m really looking forward to it.”
|Ronnie (L) and Reggie Kray (R)|