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Old October 24 2013, 05:09 AM   #1
Shilliam Watner
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Tom Hardy Cast To Play Elton John In The Biopic 'Rocketman'

I just can't see this happening but of course I never thought Michael Douglas would take on the role of Liberace either, or Affleck as Batman.

Tom Hardy is officially set to star as Elton John in Rocket Pictures� upcoming biopic, Rocketman. What's more, Focus Features has come aboard to give the film a major U.S. release, producers announced today.

Rocketman is described as being "a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend." John will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film.

The Hardy deal caps a lengthy search to cast the role of Elton in the film, which will be co-financed by AI Film and directed by Michael Gracey (the upcoming The Greatest Showman on Earth). The original screenplay is written by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (War Horse, Billy Elliot).
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