Tom Hardy To Play Elton John In 'Rocketman' Biopic: Really?

In an upcoming planned biopic looking at the life of legendary British singer and songwriter Elton John, British actor Tom Hardy has reportedly been cast as the 'Rocketman' himself. The film will follow Reginald Dwight, AKA Elton, in his journey from his beginnings as a child piano prodigy through to his global conquering superstardom and fame.

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Elton John's Story Set To Be Immortalised In A Biopic.

Set to start shooting in late 2014, the movie will be written by Lee Hall who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay Billy Elliot and was involved in the production of the recent War Horse film. Hardy's is a most unconventional casting: the actor clearly has proven acting talent but has appeared as tough-guy characters in most of his film appearances; the most notable of which was baddie Bane in last year's The Dark Knight Rises.

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Tom Hardy May Look Nothing Like Elton, But He Has Been Cast.

The biopic, currently entitled Rocketman, will be directed by Michael Gracey, the man behind the Jim Henson biopic, The Muppet Man. According to The Independent, the film will take a radically differen approach to most mainstream films that chart a star's life.

"Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world's most versatile actors, and like others at the top of their craft, he has proven his ability to transform himself completely into the character or subject found in the material," Peter Schlessel, the head of Universal and the film's co-executive producer, told Variety.

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Elton Will Be An Executive Producer Of His Biopic.

To further his support of Hardy's casting, he added: "We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton. This, in conjunction with the creative team led by Michael and Rocket Pictures, will provide the foundation for something that will be a unique cinematic event."


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whee! giong to be nice to see that. I could just imagine how he'll look and act like you Elton John its going to be a rawsome time, annoying cuz he'll be at you on you all the time during this movie you take it dear Elton. is going to be awesome! like it. He has the nose for it. the photographs are nice very beautiful. I like them. your luck has some wonders's coming your way! LOve the new songs, singing is unbelievably good. like it. love it. I am getting better dont' know why my friend wants to expect me to be outdoors from 6am 7am to 9pm coming late back to 10 pm or after 8 or pm or so. can't do it anymore, ran out of energy, I only sleep there for $45.00 + $5.00 + $10.00 + $5.00 scoped, plus $5.00 in pocket, and $335.00 all for rent for the Sept 27 to Oct. 23rd, had to leave can't stay there anymore, my leg can't take the walking of the stairs or I can't cook ether I need to cook , I need to rest up I should go home to my house in zhoda. I am getting around ok. making a good difference out late buying a phone card no one drives e around took buses paid up some bills, have to find something called children of my parenting. Hope you are enjoying the weather, Elton John its not easy remembering how great our dad is a void greater than I feel it, my brother George's 70 birthday today I had pancakes this morning for him, and Luba celebrated her 65tg birthday yesterday I had pizza I went out to celbrate. wow Sierra sitting on the Bernard, I told them crew highway department my brother is 70 years old papa's beach home hoe, of over 55 years you're wondering why I am so beached? Beachcombers I ran out of luck at friends she's not thinking of me. take to account the tea pot is in Vancouver the lid is here, the wellness took place on the trip to Vacouver to heal the leg, someone in the bank TD downtown he's gone for an operation for knee and is braced and caned. so be careful out there, I told that to my brother too, Never! your welcome, yeah I'm sad I have to get something else going

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