Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in New Biopic
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.23.2013
Hardy to star in Rocketman...
Bane is about to get himself some wacky sunglasses and a piano. Rocket Pictures has announced that Tom Hardy will star as Elton John in Rocketman, a biopic about John. Focus Features has acquired the US rights to the film and will be giving it a wide release domestically.
The film is described by Rocket as "a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend." Elton John will be re-recording several hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film, which was written by Lee Hall (War Horse, Billy Elliot).