Tom Hardy will play Elton John in a biopic titled “Rocketman,” Focus Features announced Wednesday. The film is planned to begin shooting late next year.
The British actor is well respected for his wide-ranging talent, but his brawny, tattooed frame makes him an unconventional choice. 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.”
John is an executive producer on the film.