Is this actor the perfect fit for the lead role in the Elton John biopic?

2013-10-24 13:17
 
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New York - Tom Hardy will play Elton John in a biopic titled Rocketman.

Focus Features announced Hardy's casting as the iconic piano man on Wednesday. The film is planned to begin shooting late next year.

The 36-year-old British actor is well respected for his wide-ranging talent, but his brawny, tattooed frame makes him an unconventional choice.

Hardy is most famous for playing the terrorist Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He has showcased a muscled masculinity in films like Warrior, Lawless and Bronson.

Rocketman is being made with the cooperation of the 66-year-old John, who's an executive producer on the film.

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