Tom Hardy as Sir Elton John in Rocketman!

+Here’s a movie we’d pay to see: Sir Elton John’s story!

Guess what… the gay icon will be played by one of the cutest faces and sexiest lips in the business because Tom Hardy has just been cast to play Elton in Rocketman due to start production next fall.

This film is in good hands as director Michael Gracey will be heading it based on an original screenplay by Lee Hall. Sir Elton himself is cooperating with the project and he will re-record many of his classic hits just for this life story on the big screen!

Hardy is best known for his appearance in some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the past years such as The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek: Nemesis and Inception.

Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel has this to say about choosing Tom Hardy for the iconic role:

“Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world’s most versatile actors, and like others at the top of their craft, he has proven his ability to transform himself completely into the character or subject found in the material. We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton.”

Before filming Rocketman, Hardy will be playing the title role in Mad Max: Fury Road.

 

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