Tom Hardy May Play Strangely-Burly Elton John

May 29, 2013


Since he's already said "fuck it" to humbleness in making his own biopic, Rocketman executive producer Elton John has decided he might as well just go for it and get some ripped dude to play himself.

Thus, Hitfix claims the Rocketman that does not involve Harland Williams going to Mars is currently looking at Tom Hardy to play the lead role of John in a "biographical musical fantasy" becoming more fantasy-like by the minute. Adding to that fact: apparently Ben Foster is also up for a part--that of a "young Elton John," even though he's only a couple years younger than Hardy and looks nothing like him.

Still, as previously described, the film is "non-linear and hyper-visual," so it's possible the dual-casting may work in some weird way, like how both Robert Downey Jr. and Justin Timberlake filled in for John in those early '00s videos that ended up being surprisingly good for being post-Lion King. No offer has reportedly gone yet to either actor, but, presciently, someone has already recorded this cover that should probably count as the first round of negotiations:

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