How the Capone cast compares to their real-life counterparts
Though it's inspired by a true story, you shouldn't believe everything you see in Capone. That's because this take on the notorious gangster follows the final year of his life, and digs into the frenzied mind of a man who was incapacitated by neurosyphilis.
As such, Capone is filled with hallucinations, ghosts of the past, and imagined musical numbers. "The way I like to put it is, the movie itself has dementia," as director Josh Trank told Esquire. But that's not to say the entire film is a work of fiction.
Much of it is inspired by a little-known era of Capone's life, and while some characters are composites of actual people, many of the faces we see in this film are real historical figures from the gangster's orbit—like his wife Mae Capone played by Linda Cardellini and their son played by Noel Fisher.
Kyle Maclachlan as Dr. Kenneth Phillips
Linda Cardellini as Mae Capone
Matt Dillon as Johnny Torrio
Noel Fisher as Sonny Capone Jr.
Tom Hardy as Al Capone