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Tom Hardy Rumored To Be Circling Elton John Biopic

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Fresh off of the success of Behind the Candelabra, HBO’s Liberace biopic, come casting rumors about another upcoming film project centered around another gay musical performer.

Elton John’s Rocketman, which has been in development for a few years now, has recently come into the spotlight once again amid rumors that Tom Hardy, star of films such as The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, This Is War, Bronson, and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, is currently circling the lead role. Hardy has yet to receive a formal offer or offer a comment. However, HitFlix has reportedly received news from within that producers Elton John, David Furnish, and Steve Hamilton-Shaw, and director Michael Gracy currently have Hardy at the top of their most-wanted list.

John has previously expressed interest in having actor-musician Justin Timberlake play the lead role, one that he has already performed in a David LaChapelle video and on Saturday Night Live. No news has been released as to whether Timberlake is still in the running.

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  1. Is anyone really interested in an Elton John biopic other than Elton John?

    Posted by: JMC | May 30, 2013 12:51:49 PM

  2. Hardy as Elton John?! Now, that's a stretch.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | May 30, 2013 12:54:22 PM

  3. NOOOOO! This will ruin my hard-on for Tom Hardy.

    Posted by: David | May 30, 2013 12:59:25 PM

  4. I have to agree, Tom Hardy would be a poor casting choice and I don't see much of a clamor for an Elton John bio-picture.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | May 30, 2013 12:59:28 PM

  5. Can he even sing?

    Posted by: ripper | May 30, 2013 2:00:03 PM

  6. Best choice: Justin Timberlake

    Posted by: jleo71 | May 30, 2013 2:05:00 PM

  7. If they are not interchangeable (at least in the minds eye) then it won't work. Could the younger Elton play Tom Hardy? Then Tom can't play Elton. Elton should be played by that la Pour woman...what's her name?

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 30, 2013 2:28:23 PM

  8. Like most of us, Elton would be happy with either Tom or Justin.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 30, 2013 2:29:31 PM

  9. Who'll play Regina?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 30, 2013 2:38:40 PM

  10. Hardy has the acting chops to do it - and he'd be able to get Elton's accent right (much as I like Timberlake as an actor and performer, he doesn't have a great ear for accents).

    Hardy's range as an actor is immense - far greater than his stint in Hollywood suggests. He's able to inhabit a role like very few other actors of his age.

    Also, Mr Ehrenstein, do you mean Renata rather than Regina? Given your biblically advanced age, we'll forgive you that slip. Unless, of course, your famously acidic wit was making a point about queens? :-)

    Posted by: dazzer | May 30, 2013 2:46:05 PM

  11. Elton and David aren't the only ones who have Hardy at the top of a most-wanted list. ;-)

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | May 30, 2013 3:06:55 PM

  12. not interested in a elton john biopic, even starring tom hardy. i know i said the same about liberace but this time i'm serious

    Posted by: gomez | May 30, 2013 4:09:40 PM

  13. Tom Hardy is rumored to be in my bed this evening.

    Posted by: Joe | May 30, 2013 4:35:06 PM

  14. Woild probably be an extremely whitewashed biopic, otherwise I'm imagining huge lawsuits in the future — is Elton an executive producer? And who would even watch this?

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | May 30, 2013 5:08:37 PM

  15. Should…proof…read… "Would" probably, and so on.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | May 30, 2013 5:09:40 PM

  16. Elton was NEVER butch, nor handsome, so Tom Hardy seems wrong.
    Justin is a much better "vaudeville" type performer than he is as a romantic singer, and he can probably pass better as the early Elton.

    Posted by: Bob | May 30, 2013 5:46:26 PM

  17. Tom Hardy should do that gay rugby player bio- he is hot and butch. No not Elton John unless he plays Elto's fantasy lover.

    Posted by: jaragon | May 30, 2013 5:48:11 PM

  18. Hardy's certainly a good enough actor, but way too good looking to play Elton - Timberlake's homely/normal enough from the right angles to pull it off

    Posted by: Jeff | May 30, 2013 7:19:27 PM

  19. Another hetero gets to play gay and get acting credibility for it. How many of these guys avoided gay people when they were in school? I bet all of them. So it's ironic that the gay people they avoided are now they ones they have attached to to get awards. Avoiding gay people, is that the reason these Hollywood productions have heteros in all the leading roles and crew? To establish a hetero club even in making a gay-centered movie.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | May 30, 2013 7:45:22 PM

  20. Will it have a scene of Elton showing young boys his glasses collection? I'd prefer a biopic of Zac Efron

    Posted by: Josh | May 30, 2013 7:58:02 PM

  21. Agree, Tom is FAR too good looking and masculine to play Elton. It would kind of diminish him if he played Elton.

    Posted by: Ain't it Funny | May 30, 2013 11:59:15 PM

  22. Neither one of them are good looking. Not Elton and Tom just looks like a man, nothing special, like the guy who fixes my car, or Joe the Plumber. Meh.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 31, 2013 12:07:53 AM

  23. How the heck will this even work? Totally not believable. The only similarity they both share is that they're kinda short. End.

    Posted by: Bryan | May 31, 2013 4:19:50 PM

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