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.