Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in "Rocketman"

Posted Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:34 PM GMT

He's a living legend that's still making new music and now Elton John will get his own big screen biopic called "Rocketman."

According to Variety, Tom Hardy will star as the iconic piano man and will begin filming next fall.

Directed by Michael Gracey, the movie will follow his life story beginning from childhood and will feature many of the 66-year-old's hits, which he plans to re-record.

According to FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel, "We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton. This, in conjunction with the creative team led by Michael and Rocket Pictures, will provide the foundation for something that will be a unique cinematic event.”

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