Tom Hardy (RocknRolla) stars as notorious British prisoner Charles Bronson (born Michael Gordon Peterson) who was sent down for seven years in 1974. I imagine with good behaviour he should have served about 4, however after a string of not so good behaviour. He has now served some 34 years inside, 28 of which he has spent in solitary confinement. He currently resides in a cage inside a cell where he paints, writes books and completes around 2500 push ups a day.

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn best known for the brilliant Copenhagen set Pusher Trilogy directs and the film should open early in 2009.

You can find out more about Bronson the man on the wikipedia or at freebronson.co.uk

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