Tom Hardy To Play Elton John

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October 23, 2013 | 8:40pm EST

Actor Tom Hardy has been confirmed to play Elton John in a new biopic, titled Rocketman.
In June, Hardy became a frontrunner to land the lead and now movie bosses have confirmed the news, according to
Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw, says, “Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton’s story to life. We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board.”