The Rise of the Krays

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The Rise of the Krays is a 2015 low-budget film about the Kray twins who terrorised London during the 1950s and 1960s.[1] The film was funded by Terry Brown and David Sullivan and was in development right after the production team learned of Legend, the blockbuster scheduled for release the same year, in the hopes that they could make a quick buck off of Legends hype.[2]


The film focuses on the early life of the Krays before their downfall. In comparison to Legend it aims for a gritty authenticity with less glamorising, portraying The Twins as "horrible pieces of work".[2]



  1. ^ "The Krays: A history of violence". BBC News Online. 4 April 2000. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Jury, Louise. 'Authentic' Kray twins movie squares up to Hardy version Evening Standard 18 May 2015

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