Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy has just accepted the role of rock legend Elton John in Rocketman, a biopic directed by Michael Gracey and written by Lee Hall. Focus Features will distribute the film, which starts shooting in Fall 2014. Read the full release below. Read More »

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Elton John

Elton John has finally chosen a director to bring his crazy history to life. Rocket Pictures revealed today commercials helmer Michael Gracey will direct Rocketman, the John-centric biopic first announced in 2011.

Scripted by Billy Elliot‘s Lee Hall, Rocketman is no ordinary biographical drama. As befits is colorful subject, the movie is described as “a biographical musical fantasy” that hits upon the most “intense” defining experiences of John’s life and career. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Elton John Prepping Autobiographical Fantasy ‘Rocketman’

Elton John and David Furnish are prepping a big new project for their company Rocket Pictures, taking inspiration from probably their most obvious source: Elton John himself. Titled Rocketman, the new film will be a “biographical musical fantasy” telling the story of John’s colorful life and iconic career, from his start as a child piano prodigy in the ’50s to the earlier days of rock stardom. John and Furnish are set to produce the project with Steve Hamilton Shaw, also from Rocket Pictures. Billy Elliot scribe Lee Hall has been tapped to write the script. More details after the jump.

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