NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
BY ETHAN SACKS
Tom Hardy is going from battling Batman to grappling with the Rocketman.
The British actor is set to star as Elton John in the biopic, “Rocketman,” producers announced Wednesday.
Directed by Michael Gracey, the film will focus on John's progression from a talented youth to a music legend. The acclaimed pianist himself is cooperating with the project, re-recording some of his iconic songs for the movie, the Wrap reported.
“Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton’s story to life,” producer Steve Hamilton Shaw said in a release. “We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board.”
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