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Movie News: Tom Hardy considered for role of Elton John in musical biopic

Movie News: Tom Hardy considered for role of Elton John in musical biopic

So in a crazy turn of events, filmmakers are turning to Tom Hardy to play Elton John in the new musical biopic, Rocketman. Now, I know it’s early in the casting process, but when I think of Elton John, I don’t think of Tommy Conlon, aka Tom Hardy.

However, according to HitFix, John and director Michael Gracey are seriously considering Hardy for the role. Nothing is landed on paper, he’s just one actor they are looking into which is interesting to me. I’d be surprised if they aren’t considering anyone else, especially since it’s a musical. I’ve never heard Hardy give us a tune but I imagine he’s no Hugh Jackman. That being said, I love Hardy as an actor and he’s one of my favorites in Hollywood and I’m curious as to why the filmmakers and producers are looking at Hardy. Either way, it’s interesting that he’s even being considered given the nature of the role and Hardy on the surface doesn’t seem to fit the role. But he’s talented and if he can sing, he possibly could pull it off.

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