Tom Hardy Cast To Play Elton John In The Biopic 'Rocketman'

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  1. Shilliam Watner

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    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.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=110574

    Tom Hardy is officially set to star as Elton John in Rocket Pictures´┐Ż 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).
     
  2. Coloratura

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    Tom Hardy will do a good job, as long as the script is solid.
     
  3. CorporalClegg

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    And suddenly I have "Saturday night's alright for fighting," in Bane voice running through my head.
     
  4. Beagleman

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    Hardy has proven to be an extremely versatile actor, I think this is inspired casting.
     
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    Did Justin Timberlake do that already?
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  7. Gaith

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    The ol' Historical Beauty Update strikes again! That said, I'm sure he'll be great, and I look forward to seeing the movie.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    I would have had no interest in this but for the fact that Hardy has been cast. I'm not too familiar with either the writer or the director but Hardy's performance as the life prisoner Charles Bronson in Bronson was incredible. Admittedly, that film was also helped by Nicholas Winding Refn's direction and a script which greatly elevated it above the usual British true-crime drama. But if Rocket Man takes any of the same chances and innovation with its approach (as oppose to a run of the mill biopic), it might make interesting viewing.
     
  9. Davros

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    Somebody I've never heard of is going to be in something I won't bother to watch.
     
  10. RoJoHen

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    Tom Hardy played Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis and Bane in The Dark Knight Returns.
     
  11. Davros

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    Ok, I guess I never paid attention to who played those parts.
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    ^Why bother to post twice on the thread in that case?
     
  13. Savage Dragon

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    Based on Tom Hardy's IMDb photo I'm not sure how accurate your statement is.
     

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