Josh Trank is something of a rare case in Hollywood; a filmmaker who has taken ownership over a failed project, and is very open in discussing his experience. Of course this is a reference to Fantastic Four – but the director is back, with a unique, and courageously uncommercial film in the form of Capone, delving into the latter end of the life of mobster Al Capone.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Trank, who discussed with us what compelled him to tackle this story, and he explains how he had to take some time to readdress his career after the disappointment of his foray into the world of the blockbuster. He also speaks about working with Tom Hardy, who plays the titular protagonist, and finally discusses his future plans, and why he feels it’s important to be someone who speaks freely about their work – both the good, and the bad.
Watch the full interview below:
Chronicling the final days of notorious gangster Al Capone as he succumbs to dementia and relives his past through tormenting memories.
Capone is available in the US on VOD now