Tom Hardy Playing Elton John Makes No Sense But Hollywood Doesn’t Care Because Hollywood is About Make Believe
HitFix reports that filmmakers are interested in casting Hardy as the flamboyant singer in Rocketman. In development by first time director Michael Gracey and produced by Sir Elton himself, the movie is described as “a biographical musical fantasy that weaves together the life of Sir Elton John and his music.” Think Across the Universe meets “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
Now, the role has not been officially offered to Hardy and there’s no indication he’s even interested in the project, but it’s still pretty confusing that they’re even considering him. While there is ample evidence that the two men look absolutely nothing alike, there is no evidence that Hardy himself can sing. Singing would, presumably, be a large part of the “biographical musical fantasy.”
There are also large roles in the film for John’s longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, Elton’s manager John Reid and a young Elton John.