tom hardy to play elton john
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Tom Hardy is taking a break from being a bulked up badass, to be a musical badass! He's gonna be playing Elton John in the biopic Rocketman. Keep reading for more info, some pretty interesting stuff, as Elton John is a part of this biopic. 

From EW:

Rocketman will tell John’s legendary story, from his childhood to his unbelievable rise to fame. John is set to re-record a number of his biggest hits to match the emotional moments in the film, which will be directed by Michael Gracey, the man behind the upcoming film The Greatest Showman on Earth starring Hugh Jackman.

With an original screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (War Horse), Rocketman is scheduled to start shooting in fall 2014.


What do you think of the casting choice?

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