Elton John film is from birth to rehab: Writer

PTI| Updated: Jul 25, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

London: `Billy Elliot` writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Elton John will tell the singer`s life story "from birth to rehab".

Actor Tom Hardy has been roped in to play the legendary musician, suggest reports.

"I`ve been working on it with Elton for long time. It`s an absolutely huge, crazy Technicolor affair. Starring Tom Hardy as the flamboyant musician, the film will be about all the trouble he got into," he said.
John, 67, admitted of being a monster at the height of his drug addiction.

He entered rehab in the 1990s, after which his career saw a resurgence and he had two children with his partner David Furnish, via a surrogate mother.