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Tom Hardy stars as the Kray twins in first image from Legend

(Image: Greg Williams)

The first image has arrived online from Legend , the forthcoming biopic of notorious East End criminals, the Kray twins.

As you can see from the image, Tom Hardy will be pulling double-duty, starring as both Ronnie and Reggie, on the left and right of the picture respectively.

Very dapper he looks too, although behind the sharp suits, there's a barely concealed physicality that's appropriately menacing. They might have loved their old mum, but the Krays were not to be trifled with...

Based on John Pearson's book, The Profession Of Violence , the film will be set in 1960s London, and is thought to focus upon the attempts of marginally-older twin Reggie to keep his younger brother's psychotic tendencies in check.

Hardy will be joined by a starry cast including the likes of Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston and Chazz Palminteri, with L.A. Confidential scribe Brian Helgeland on writing and directing duties.

Legend is expected to open in the UK in 2015.

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