Actor Tom Hardy has been confirmed to play Elton John in a new biopic, titled Rocketman.

In June (13), Hardy became a frontrunner to land the lead and now movie bosses have confirmed the news, according to Deadline.com.

Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw, says, "Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton's story to life. We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board."