It’s been confirmed actor Tom Hardy is to play Sir Elton John in a biopic of the legendary pop icon.
‘Rocketman’ is being made with the co-operation of Sir Elton who is an executive producer on the film.
It will begin shooting in late 2014, Focus Features said.
Sir Elton’s civil partner David Furnish is also on board as a producer.
Peter Schlessel, CEO of Focus Features, the film’s producers, added that they are “confident that Tom Hardy will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton.”
The screenplay has been penned by Lee Hall, who was Oscar-nominated for Billy Elliot, and recently worked on the film adaptation of War Horse.
Tom Hardy is also known for his parts in blockbusters such as Inception and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.