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Following last month’s confirmation that Tom Hardy is set to star as Elton John in the upcoming biopic ‘Rocketman,’ Rocket Pictures has revealed this behind-the-scenes image of the pair as they came together for an American Film Market Presentation today in Santa Monica. ‘Rocketman’ is described as being “a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend.”
Elton John will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film. The Tom Hardy deal caps a lengthy search to cast the role of Elton in the film, which will be co-financed by AI Film and directed by Michael Gracey (the upcoming’ The Greatest Showman on Earth’). The original screenplay is written by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (‘War Horse,’ ‘Billy Elliot’). The film is scheduled to shoot in fall 2014.
While we still await an official release date for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ Flicks and the City spoke with Tom Hardy recently about the film while he was out and about promoting ‘Locke.’ “(Mad Max)’s great. It’s a big old piece, it’s a behemoth of a piece. I’m off there next week to do some reshoots, well not reshoots actually, but doing more. We’re building, building more Mad Maxes, even more spectacular and cool stuff.”
Written and directed by ‘Mad Max’ creator and Academy Award winner George Miller, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ stars Tom Hardy as the titular Max, Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, and Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoe Kravitz plays Toast, Riley Keough is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. The film is said to aiming for a 2014 bow.
First reported back in June, The Wrap has confirmed that Tom Hardy will lead ‘The Outsider,’ which marks the English-language debut of Japanese director Takashi Miike. Before he plays Elton John in ‘Rocketman,’ Hardy will play an American former G.I. in post-World War II Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family. The project, originally set up at Warner Bros Pictures, will be financed by Worldview Entertainment to shoot in Japan in early 2014.
Takashi Miike has helmed more than 60 Japanese-language films including ‘Ichi the Killer,’ ’13 Assassins’ (one of my favorite films) and ‘Audition.’ Tom Hardy next stars in ‘Locke’ and the franchise reboot ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ He also stars in the Dennis Lehane-scripted and Michael R. Roskam-directed ‘Animal Rescue’ opposite Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Gandolfini, and in the Daniel Espinosa-directed ‘Child 44.’
Rocket Pictures send word that Tom Hardy is officially set to star as Elton John in the upcoming biopic, ‘Rocketman.’ Additionally, Focus Features has come aboard to give the film a major US release, producers announced today. ‘Rocketman’ is described as being “a larger-than-life movie musical spectacle that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend.”
Elton John will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film. The Tom Hardy deal caps a lengthy search to cast the role of Elton in the film, which will be co-financed by AI Film and directed by Michael Gracey (the upcoming’ The Greatest Showman on Earth’). The original screenplay is written by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (‘War Horse,’ ‘Billy Elliot’).
Following rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival, A24 has acquired North American rights to the Tom Hardy-starring thriller ‘Locke.’ Steven Knight directed the story of a man struggling to save his personal and professional life set over the course of a car ride. “This film is an extraordinary achievement in storytelling,” said the A24 team. “Steven Knight has built a singular, nail-biting experience around Tom Hardy’s remarkable performance.”
“A24 is exactly the right kind of ballsy, innovative distributor that an astonishing film like Locke needs,” said IM Global CEO Stuart Ford (IM Global fully financed ‘Locke’). “We are all delighted to be in business with the highly impressive A24 team whose passion and vision for the film gave them a leading edge on everyone else.”
According to Deadline, Vincent Cassel has been tapped as a last-minute addition to Summit Entertainment’s now-filming Soviet thriller ‘Child 44. ‘ Bolstering an already stellar cast of Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke and Fares Fares, the Cesar-winning actor is replacing previously cast Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film which has been filming since June under director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House).
An adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith bestseller, ‘Child 44′ focuses on a member of the Soviet military police (Tom Hardy) who investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. His biggest impediment is a government that refuses to acknowledge a serial killer is in their midst. After his turn in Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ this year, Vincent Cassel will next be seen in Christophe Gans’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ playing the Beast to Lea Seydoux’s Belle. The synopsis for the ‘Child 44′ novel is as follows.