Years ago, Elton John revealed Justin Timberlake was his number one choice to play him in a biopic. It appears either the “Tiny Dancer” changed his mind or Timberlake wasn’t available. Variety.com just announced the actor tapped to don those rose-colored glasses for Rocket Pictures’ upcoming film Rocketman. Find out who below.
It’s Bane himself, Mr. Tom Hardy. Director Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman on Earth) will helm the film from a screenplay by Lee Hall (War Horse). It will chronicle John’s life from a five-year-old musical prodigy to his rise to fame. Elton himself is reportedly planning on re-recording several of his biggest hits to give them more emotional oomph. That way they can more seamlessly be integrated during the moving moments of the film. Rocketman is scheduled to start shooting in fall 2014.
In addition to Timberlake’s name, rumor had it that James McAvoy was also in the mix. What do you think of Tom’s casting? I can’t wait for all of Tom’s man-on-man scenes. You just know Elton got into some kinky stuff. LOL. Sound off below.