Can you imagine of The Dark Knight Rises and Warrior fame, Tom Hardy to glide effortlessly across a stage wearing notoriously loud costumes? If the Rocketman producers get their wish it might be true one day.
Put another way, he’s someone Elton John and director Michael Gracey are seriously considering to lead the biopic that has been described as a ‘biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music’.
This doesn’t mean they made an offer or reciprocated yet. Justin Timberlake was also ‘seriously’ considering being playing the same role.
Additionally, Ben Foster, best known for playing cold-blooded murderer in 3:10 to Yuma is wanted to play the younger Elton, but it sounds like everything is in the early stages at the moment. I would love to see Hardy turn into Elton John as he’s already demonstrated real versatility.
Based on a script written by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, producer Steve Hamilton Shaw promised a story:
told in a non-linear and hyper-visual manner that will transport people through the many intense experiences, some wonderful, some not, that helped define Elton as an artist, musician and man.
Hardy recently wrapped production on his next project Animal Rescue reuniting the actor with his Bullhead director Michael R. Roskam and his Mad Max: Fury Road is on its way back to us across the dusty roads of South Africa, but currently has no official release date.