From the Something I Never Thought I’d Hear Vault: Tom Hardy Cast as Elton John
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.”
From Bane to..Elton John? According to the internet, Tom Hardy will star as Elton John in the biopic Rocketman. Interesting choice, as you’d be hard pressed to find someone who looked less like Elton John, but Hardy is an acting chameleon, and I saw his dick in Bronson, so I feel like we share a special bond. We have to wait awhile to see how it comes out, as filming doesn’t begin until late next year, but with Elton John set to executive produce, my money’s on Hardy to knock it out of the park.