Tom Hardy Rumored to Play Elton John in Biopic 'Rocketman'

Tom Hardy Rumored to Play Elton John in Biopic 'Rocketman'

The Bane depicter in 'The Dark Knight Rises' is reportedly eyed to star as the 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' hitmaker in the film from director Michael Gracey.

Since "Rocketman" has been confirmed to be in the works, fans are curious to know who will end up portraying Elton John in it. As reported by HitFix, Tom Hardy will likely land the coveted role as his name surfaces as the frontrunner for the gig. However, Rocket Pictures has not handed an official offer yet to the 35-year-old actor.

Previously, Justin Timberlake was Elton's "number one" choice to tackle the role. The "In Time" actor was also said to have been in talks with Elton, and seemingly close to inking a deal to headline the bopic. However, no deals were eventually sealed between the husband of Jessica Biel and the "Candle in the Wind 1997" singer.

"Rocketman" is described as "a biographical musical fantasy that weaves together the life of Sir Elton John and his music." Grammy Award-winning Elton has promised that the film will not be "a normal biopic" simply because his life "hasn't been like that."

The upcoming film is directed by Michael Gracey with the script by "Billy Elliot" scribe Lee Hall. Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish come aboard to serve as producers with Elton to executive produce the film.


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