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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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