Tom Hardy to play Elton John in new biopic `Rocketman`

ANI| Updated: Oct 24, 2013, 18:06 PM IST

London: British actor Tom Hardy has been cast as Elton John in ` Rocketman `, a biopic based on the gay singer`s eventful life and music career.

According to Focus Features, the film is being backed by the `Candle in the Wind` hit maker as an executive producer and his husband David Furnish, Sky News reported.

The 66-year-old singer will also re-record some of his hit songs for the movie, which is being helmed by Michael Gracey.