#FIRSTLOOK: TOM HARDY CAST AS ELTON JOHN IN BIOPIC “ROCKETMAN”
Yet another reason why Tom Hardy is amazing. The Britsh Actor who continues to be Toronto-shy, has just been confirmed to star as Elton John in an upcoming Biopic about the 300-million-record-selling Singer/Songwriter, titled Rocketman.
The Film is far from your run-of-the-mill unauthorized Biopic though as John’s Partner David Furnish will be producing the Film along with Steve Hamilton Shaw under their Rocket Pictures; Lawrence Bender of Al Film also will be co-producing. Surely this bodes well for authenticity? The Film will go as far back as John being a Child Prodigy at the age of five, according to Variety.
FilmDistrict acquired U.S. rights for the Film this past Spring, although it remains to see who will be distributing in Canada.
Hardy next can be seen in Animal Rescue, which filmed this Spring in New York City, along with Mad Max: Fury Road, in which he takes over the Titular Role made famous by Mel Gibson.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)