Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s. Tom Hardy plays the twins in dual roles.
Brian Helgeland, who wrote the hit baseball movie 42, wrote and directed Legend. He also directed Heath Ledger in the 2001 movie A Knight’s Tale.
The movie Legend tells the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy. Legend is a crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray Twins.
Here’s what the most respected movie critics are saying about Legend: As a gangster biopic, Legend is deeply flawed, but as a showcase for Tom Hardy — in a dual role, no less — it just about lives up to its title.