Tom Hardy continues to go from strength to progressively bigger strength. In his latest release, he's doubling up on the masculinity and, well, literally doubling up as the infamous Kray twins.
Having convinced Brian Helgeland (who's work includes L.A Confidential) to let him play both brothers, Hardy balances the psychopathic tendencies of Ronnie and the more traditional leading man material with Reggie.
Pushing character acting to its limits, Hardy manages to epitomise the standard formula of a male lead with his Reggie portrayal, while sprinkling in enough complexity and spirit in the guise of Ronnie that you're not left wanting.
With romantic visual throwbacks to the London of the 60's, guns, gangsters and enough Cockney to sound through the East End for the rest of the year, it's set to pack a punch. Prepare for deluge of Mockney swaggering wannabes.
Legend hits cinemas from 9 September, 2015