Elton John’s movie company, Rocket Pictures, is moving forward to his biopic film and they have found an actor to play the legendary pianist and singer/songwriter. Tom Hardy is officially set to play Elton John for the upcoming biopic film. Tom is previously known to starring in roles such as “Warrior” and playing Bane in “The Dark Knight: Rises”.
This is a great choice ’cause Tom and Elton kind of look like each other. Only thing though, Tom is a pretty buffed and muscular guy. Elton wasn’t muscular at all. Elton was skinny in his early years. Another thing will Tom have to learn to play the piano and sing or will Tom lip-synch to Elton’s tracks for the film? In this article it said that Elton the man himself will re-record all of his iconic hits for the film. Not sure if Tom will sing the lead on them. He probably will, I would think.
One thing to keep in mind though, there will probably be plenty of gay scenes in this film. I’m sure the film will depict on how Elton and David Furnish (Elton’s husband) got together. Just one thing to be aware.
This is gonna be an interesting biopic and it has potential to land a lot of Oscar nominations… I’m feeling that already.
I do like the music of Elton John but only his material from the 70’s and 80’s. “Madman Across the Water” and “Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy” are two of my favorite albums of all time. I never cared for Elton’s new stuff pretty much; although, Elton’s album, “The Captain & The Kid” was a good album (which was released in 2006)… that album was the sequel to the “Captain Fantastic” album.
Check out the full news story about the Elton biopic here…