Tom Hardy set to play Elton John

Thursday October 24, 2013

It has been confirmed that Tom Hardy will play Sir Elton John in a film about his life.

Known for his role as Bane in the Batman trilogy, this will be a change of pace for the actor but something that he is looking forward to.

The film titled Rocketman will follow the life of Elton from a five-year-old piano prodigy to the global superstar we know today. The script will be based on a screenplay written by Lee Hall, who wrote the stories for War Horse and Billy Elliot.

Peter Schlessel, co-executive producer of the movie said: "Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world's most versatile actors…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."

Rocketman is hoping to start shooting in Autumn 2014.

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