Sydney Social 101 is a big fan of Tom Hardy (let’s be honest, who’s not!). Guys want to be him and girls want to be with him! He’s recent portfolio of movies is impressive to say the least with the likes of Mad Max and The Drop on his CV, we’ve come to expect big things.

In Brian Helgeland’s Legend, Hardy embodies Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Britain’s most notorious gangsters as they have the time of their lives, ruling over London in the middle of the Swinging Sixties. With Ronnie fresh out of prison, the brothers set about consolidating their power in the East End of London, taking on the ruthless South London gangster, Charlie Richardson and his gang, and working with the American Mafia, who are keen to move from Havana into London. Hailed as celebrities, the Krays are courted by the rich and famous, and their influence extends to the higher levels of the British Establishment. They are unstoppable.

Meanwhile, Reggie falls in love with local girl, Frances Shea (Emily Browning), and marries her. Promising to go straight, he expands into legitimate business interests as owner of several nightclubs.

However, nothing lasts forever. As the Sixties tick by, the Krays’ empire is threatened from all sides: from an ongoing police investigation, led by Inspector ‘Nipper’ Read (Christopher Eccleston); by Ronnie’s violent, paranoid and self-destructive tendencies, which lead him to the cold-blooded murder of Richardson Gang associate, George Cornell; and by the slow disintegration of Reggie and France’s marriage, which has disastrous and tragic consequences…

It is a fast passed drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat, Legend is a force to be reckoned with and Tom shines in both roles.

Sydney Social 101 highly reccomends Legend, which will be released nationally on October 15th, 2015!

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