Just weeks after we reported that Tom Hardy is playing legendary musician Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, Rocket Pictures has provided us with a photo of Tom Hardy and Elton John from an American Film Market event earlier today. Take a look at the photo, then read on for more information.
Tom Hardy and Sir Elton John were on hand this morning, November 5, in Santa Monica, at a buyers' event hosted by Good Universe, to introduce the larger-than-life movie musical spectacle Rocketman, produced by Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish of Rocket Pictures and Lawrence Bender on behalf of AI Film, the film production and financing company created out of the acquisition of Icon by Len Blavatnik's Access Industries. Sir Elton John and Len Blavatnik are executive producing, along with AI Film CEO Aviv Giladi and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel. Tom Hardy will star as Elton John in the Michael Gracey directed film written by Lee Hall. Focus Features will release in the US with Good Universe handling international sales.
Much like the man himself, Rocketman is a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend. Elton will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film that will have audiences on their feet, singing along to his much loved music. The film is scheduled to shoot in fall 2014.