Tom Hardy is reportedly interested in playing a young Elton John in an upcoming Elton John biopic.
Rocketman, a Michael Gracey-directed biographic musical film about Elton John, is going to be acquired by FilmDistrict.
It was talked about in Cannes, and was shopped by UTA.
It is about John's journey in life from a five-year-old music prodigy to a young man who was rebellious against his upbringing.
"Everyone knows and loves Elton John's music, but the true story of his life is so incredible that it can only be described as a fantasy," Gracey said. "His journey from impossible dreamer to stardom and uncontrollable excess is something only a musical film can capture, and I'm so excited to be the one to tell his story.
Now, they are looking to cast Elton John as a child, and are hoping that Tom Hardy will take the role for adult Elton John.