Tom Hardy will be our Rocket Man – Elton John Biopic in the Frame

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The news is out !!  Bane is ready to ditch his mask for rose-colored glasses.

Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) has signed on to play Elton John in Rocket Pictures’ biopic Rocketman, which will be released in the U.S. by Focus Features.

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.

Tom is very much looking forward to getting into the role, and has already been sent lots of material to study on from Elton John himself.  Good luck Tommy Boy !

Follow Elton John:  https://twitter.com/eltonjohndotcom

Courtesy EW : http://www.ew.com/ew/

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