The upcoming biopic Rocketman starring Tom Hardy as Elton John will eventually be turned into a musical for Broadway and London’s West End, Broadway.com reports. Currently titled Rocketman the Musical, will feature the rock legend’s canon and has Tony-winning Billy Elliot book writer Lee Hall on board. Initial casting and a detailed timeline for the project have not yet been revealed. Old Vic Theatre Chief Executive Sally Greene said that the forthcoming biopic of the same name is the priority, and the stage project will follow.
Tom Hardy admitted he finds singing difficult, saying;
“I’m not really a singer. I have no idea really.”
We love us some Tom Hardy but Justin Timberlake did SUCH a good job as young Elton in the video for This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore, maybe he’s under consideration for the musical? Nah, too busy –too expensive, it’ll be an unknown, I’ll bet. Watch JT below…