Rocketman will be a radically different kind of biopic It will be as unique as Eltons life, told in a non-linear and hyper-visual manner that will transport people through the many intense experiences, some wonderful, some not, that helped define Elton as an artist, musician and man.Deadline called the film inventive in their original report and claimed and;
One device will be to feature choreographed sequences using Johns biggest hit songs. Those tunes will be part of the movie package and will drive a story that will cover the rough spots in Johns journey of self-discovery.The movie is setup at United Artists and apparently there's a role for someone to play a younger version of John, which Ben Foster is said to be part of a big "wanted" list for. Which seems a little odd to me as I don't particularly consider Hardy to be much different in age to Foster or Foster to be a more conventional John than Hardy. Though it's just hypothetical from Hardy's POV right now... we don't know if he's interested, or even if his schedule would allow him even the luxury of possibility taking on the gig, or if an offer will even come his way. Hardy's got a pretty busy schedule and no doubt frequent offers on his desk, not least a potential trilogy biopic of Al Capone that Harry Potter director David Yates is just desperate to setup for him. But for an actor who just loves to show off his versatility and range and defy audience expectations... being asked to play the iconic and complicated Elton John in a movie may very well be too good an opportunity to turn down. Let's hope it happens.