A trailer is online for the film Bronson, about Michael Gordon Peterson aka Charles Bronson, who was initially put in prison in 1974 and, with only three months spent outside of prison, has been there ever since. To date he's served over thirty-four years, a figure you can see increasing on the official film site.
The reason he's served so much time there is because he's a rather violent prisoner, and he last received a life sentence for hostage taking. Amazingly he's spent some twenty-eight years of his sentence in solitary confinement.
Bronson stars the superb Tom Hardy as the man himself, who you can see in RocknRolla (Filmstalker review) alongside another of the film's actors, Matt King. Amanda Burton, a British television regular, also stars in the film.
The trailer for the film looks pretty good, pretty surreal in fact. It gives across a mixture of feelings, and for me I got a strong hint of A Clockwork Orange from it, that stylised violence with an unusual musical choice, however I'm more than sure that this doesn't apply to the whole film.
Nicolas Winding Refn is the director, the man who wrote and directed the Pusher series, Fear X with John Turturro and Deborah Kara Unger, a Miss Marple television film Marple: Nemesis, and the upcoming Valhalla Rising with Mads Mikkelsen, currently filming in Scotland. Brock Norman Brock wrote the film, he also wrote Dogging: A Love Story...yes...anyway...
All that aside the film looks interesting, and Tom Hardy is a superb actor who looks like he's going to be all over this film and owning every scene.
Have a look at the trailer below, or the following from the official site [QT:Large]. Then you might want to read a little more about Bronson over on Wikipedia, or the official film site. Thanks to Late Mag for the update.