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Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in New Biopic

Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in New Biopic

Tom Hardy is set to portray the great music legend Elton John in a new biopic, Variety reports!

The 36-year-old actor will play the 66-year-old musician in Rocket Pictures’ Rocketman, the publication is reporting.

Focus Features has also come on board to give the film a major release in the United States. The movie will also be co-financed by AI Film.

No details about any other casting have been released. Tom‘s name has been circling the role for several months – James McAvoy‘s name was also thrown into the mix at one point.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Tom Hardy playing Elton John in Rocketman???

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13 Comments

# 1
Sweetness @ 10/23/2013 at 3:42 pm

Odd..but ok.

# 2

the most random casting ive ever heard of…

# 3

Uhhh…lol! No resemblance at all, but I love Tom Hardy, so I guess he can pull off any role???

# 4

good actor, but why?

# 5

He’s able to play any kind of character. the only thing is that he’ll have to change again his physique in order to play the ugly but awesome singer. That’s too bad but very challenging. I’m curious to see how greatly he’ll pull it off!

# 6

Tom Hardy can play anything. I’m curious to see if I can sing and play the piano though.

# 7

ugh. Love Tom Hardy. But not as Elton.

# 8

I heard this movie will be similar to I’m Not There, where Cate Blanchett and other actors (including a black kid) played Bob Dylan, so Tom Hardy as Elton John won’t be so weird at all.

# 9

@Sarah:

I would rather it be something like that than a complete portrayal, very interesting.

daniel emilio meza @ 10/23/2013 at 11:48 pm

CARRIE FISHER WILL BE THE BEST OPTION

He’s too hot to be playing Elton John (with all due respect to the amazing singer artist that he is :D)

Ah, i think this is very intriguing! Tom can transform himself into any character, so he will surprise us!!!

I can’t wait! Bloody sensational!

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