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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The New Elton John Movie Sounds... Awesome?

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Weird headline, right? But the formerly relevant musician is getting a new biopic, and guess who's playing him:

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No, wait.

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No, wait.

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Ugh, fuck it. It's Tom Hardy, who is completely awesome (see above: the mumbly The Dark Knight Rises, the phenomenal Bronson, the deeply forgotten Star Trek: Nemesis) and who is also the very last person I'd have ever guessed would be playing Elton John. AND THERE'S MORE:

Scripted by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, the project has been described as a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music. Directed by commercial [director] Michael Gracey, the story is also said to be 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. (Via.)

Okay! This sounds insane and I want to watch it. I still feel like they should just make an animated movie out of the album art for Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, but I suppose I'll settle for Tom Hardy in a non-linear, hyper-visual Elton John extravaganza.

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