By on 23 October, 2013

TOM HARDY has been cast in ELTON JOHN biopic ROCKETMAN!

Tom Hardy has been officially confirmed to star as Elton John in Rocket Pictures’ upcoming biopic, ‘Rocketman‘ – producers announced today (23rd October, 2013).

Rocketman‘ is being pitched as “a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend.” John will apparently re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film.

The casting news ends a lengthy search to cast the role of John in the film, which will be co-financed by AI Film and Michael Gracey will be sitting in the directors chair. The original screenplay is written by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (who also wrote ‘War Horse‘ and ‘Billy Elliot‘).

Speaking about the announcement, Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw said:

“Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton’s story to life.

“We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board, and equally excited to be in the hands of Peter Schlessel and the entire Focus Features team.”


Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel, who have come on board to assist with this major U.S. release, added:

“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. This, in conjunction with the creative team led by Michael and Rocket Pictures, will provide the foundation for something that will be a unique cinematic event.”


Rocketman‘ is produced by Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish of Rocket Pictures and Lawrence Bender on behalf of AI Film, the film production and financing company created from the acquisition of Icon by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Sir Elton John and Len Blavatnik are executive producing.


The film is set to begin filming in Autumn 2014!


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