by Hilton Hater at

It hasn't exactly received the same coverage as Jamie Dornan landing the role of Christian Grey, but Tom Hardy will portray Elton John in an upcoming biopic about the legendary artist.

The Wrap confirmed this casting news late yesterday, reporting that Hardy will anchor Rocktman, a film that will go into production about a year from now and which will be directed by Michael Gracey.

Rocketman will chronicle the entire life of John, from his early days as a child prodigy to his current role as a musical icon.

John is expected to re-record many of his original hits to parallel the emotional beats of the movie.

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by Justin Dweeber at

Who better to produce an Elton John biopic than...Elton John?

John's company Rocket Pictures is currently working on a movie about the artist's life called Rocketman.

But here's the best part: Tom Hardy is the frontrunner to star.

Elton John Red Carpet Pic

Who doesn't want to hear Hardy with a Bane breather on, mumbling his way through Pinball Wizard?

FilmDistrict definitely does. The distribution company is near a $10 million dollar deal for the U.S. rights to Rocketman.

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