I’m not sure Elton John could ever be considered handsome no matter what stage of his career we’re talking about so the casting of Tom Hard as the legendary singer is a bit of a head scratcher. Word has come down that Rocket Pictures Rocketman, the bio pick about John, has cast the leading man as… the leading man. Hardy is a good enough actor to pull almost anything off, and make up can do wonders, but something just feels off about the casting to me. I guess Justin Timberlake wasn’t available.
Thankfully, we’ll all get to judge as Focus has picked up the distribution for the film so that it can have a “major” US release. With things starting to actually roll, the casting a popular male lead, John re-recording many of his songs for the film and Focus making a major push with it we could be seeing some Oscar buzz for this once it arrives.[via Variety]