Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in Upcoming Biopic Rocketman

October 24, 2013 AT 1:46 PM
After months of rumors, the lead role of Rocketman has been locked down and the long-awaited Elton John biopic looks a little closer to liftoff. Whether you know Tom Hardy from his turn as Tommy in Warrior or as Bane, Batman's brutal masked menace in The Dark Knight Rises, chances are, you didn't have him pegged as the perfect Elton John. Hard as it is to see in Bane in sequins, belting "Candle in the Wind," Hardy was confirmed for the upcoming big screen version of Elton's life story.