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.
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