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After Justin Timberlake appeared on "SNL" as Elton John, the real Elton John announced that he would love for Timberlake to star in his biopic, called "Rocketman." Now comes word that the role has gone to Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises). "Rocketman" is a musical that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend. Elton will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film. The film is begin shooting this time next year. "Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world's most versatile actors, and like others at the top of their craft, he has proven his ability to transform himself completely into the character or subject found in the material," said Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel. "We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton." "Rocketman" will be directed by Michael Gracey »

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