When you think Elton John – do you think Tom Hardy? In what might be the strangest casting news I’ve heard in AGES…. it’s been announced that Tom Hardy has signed on to play Elton John in a new biopic.
Tom Hardy will star as Elton John in Rocket Pictures’ Rocketman, and Focus Features has come aboard to give the film a major U.S. release, producers announced today.
The Hardy deal caps a lengthy search to cast the role of Elton in the film, which will be co-financed by AI Film.
Much like the man himself, Rocketman is a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend. Elton will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film that will have audiences on their feet, singing along to his much loved music. The film is scheduled to shoot in fall 2014.
‘Rocketman’ will be produced by Elton’s partner, David Furnish.
Does Tom know how to sing – OR play the piano? Doesn’t this seem like the craziest casting?