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Tom Hardy to play Elton John in biopic

Tom Hardy to play Elton John in biopic

PLAYING THE 'ROCKETMAN': Actor Tom Hardy poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Locke at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival held from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, in Venice, Italy, Photo: Associated Press/David Azia

Actor Tom Hardy has been confirmed to play Elton John in a new biopic, titled “Rocketman.”

In June, Hardy became a frontrunner to land the lead and now movie bosses have confirmed the news, according to Deadline.com.

Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw, says, “Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton’s story to life. We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board.”

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Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

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