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Arts and Entertainment

Batman's Bane To Play Elton John In Upcoming Biopic

Tom Hardy at the 57th BFI London Film Festival on October 18, 2013. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)
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Tom Hardy certainly isn't getting typecasted for any Bane-like roles since he starred as the villain in The Dark Knight Rises. The actor has just signed on to portray iconic pop star Elton John in an upcoming biopic, Rocketman.

Production for the film, which will cover John's career from his child-prodigy days to stardom, will start in fall 2014. The film will be headed by commercials director Michael Grace, and original screenplay penned by Lee Hall of Oscar-nominated film, War Horse, according to The Wrap. John will also re-record his best of hits for the film.

“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 Peter Schlessel, CEO of co-financing company AI Films, as reported by Variety.

We can only dream that Hardy will use the same Bane voice for the biopic, which Indiewire described as "a pompous magician talking into the wrong end of a megaphone."