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Elton John biopic Rocketman

  • 23-10-2013 9:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


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    Tom Hardy to play Elton John :eek: very bold, interesting and surprising choice


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭ MJ23


    I'm now singing Rocketman in the Bane voice.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    MJ23 wrote: »
    I'm now singing Rocketman in the Bane voice.

    What a beautiful voice!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
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    Tom Hardy to play Elton John :eek: very bold, interesting and surprising choice

    this is being made by elton company so he can choose who he wants (or atleast have input)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,056 ✭✭✭ Tipsy McSwagger


    Hardy is one of those actors who can transform himself into any role, good choice IMO.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭ MJ23


    Ipso wrote: »
    What a beautiful voice!

    "That's a lovely lovely voice"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,960 ✭✭✭✭ dark crystal


    Would have gone for Justin Timberlake meself. Uncanny.




    Although the accent may have been an issue....


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,537 ✭✭✭ tunguska


    Would have gone for Justin Timberlake meself. Uncanny.




    Although the accent may have been an issue....

    I was thinking the same thing myself but lets be honest, Timberlake is a shocking actor. Tom Hardy will do a great job, guaranteed.
    Personally I find biopics to be pretty naff in general, but this one could be good by virtue of the music alone( well the stuff from the 70s not the 80s).
    I wonder will they give any screen time to shatners version of rocket man from 1978. Although maybe that deserves a film all by itself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,960 ✭✭✭✭ dark crystal


    tunguska wrote: »
    I was thinking the same thing myself but lets be honest, Timberlake is a shocking actor. Tom Hardy will do a great job, guaranteed.
    Personally I find biopics to be pretty naff in general, but this one could be good by virtue of the music alone( well the stuff from the 70s not the 80s).
    I wonder will they give any screen time to shatners version of rocket man from 1978. Although maybe that deserves a film all by itself.

    Jaysus, I hope not! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,793 ✭✭✭ Gandalph


    *In Banes voice* "In the ciiiirrrcle of liiiiiiiife"
    I'd love if Tom did a wicked Lion King score


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭ Soft Falling Rain


    Given Hardy's obvious talent and his own battles with addiction, he may well do a phenomenal job on this one.

    Having said that though, I'm really not a fan of John, so it might take a lot for me to actually go see this. :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,159 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    Never got the Tom Hardy thing. He's adequate in supporting roles only imo. Glad to hear he's pulled out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,454 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Taron was great as Eddie the eagle Edwards I could see him being Elton John


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Taron sang in animated flick Sing, one was an Elton John song


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,711 ✭✭✭ El Rifle


    I wonder will this scene be in the movie? :) (Tried to embed but not happening!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1JSIjF96aI


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Richard Madden to play manager John Reid and Jamie Bell to play Bernie Taupin

    https://variety.com/2018/film/news/richard-madden-rocketman-elton-john-reid-1202878936/


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 783 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    I like Taron Egerton, he has a decent amount of physical and emotional range, and he's been decent in a few different roles. Also I cannot stand Elton John, a spoilt, fat, entitled bitch of a man. So I'm looking forward to this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,786 ✭✭✭✭ peteeeed




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,120 ✭✭✭ lee_baby_simms


    Jamie Bell looks nothing like Barney Turpin.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,102 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Looks like it's going to take an interesting, slightly surrealist, magical reality kinda of approach. The 'flawed musician struggles with their demons / genius' is done to death, so it'd be interesting to watch something that takes some kind of unique angle.

    Looks like this is a part-production with Rocket Pictures, Elton John's own production company, so presumably the end product will be pretty hagiographical.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,454 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Looks good fun!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,979 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    Bohemian Raphsody 2, yawn. These kind of films are utter mainstream ****e. "Control", "24 Hour Party People" and "Love and Mercy" the only good music related films I've seen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    I prefer fictional ones like Lewyn Davis and Crazy Heart, but there are plenty of great musical biopics.

    Agreed with the three you listed ^. Great films.

    Also;

    Walk The Line
    Ray
    Straight Outta Compton
    The Doors
    8 Mile
    Behind the Candelabra

    I have The Buddy Holly story was well but not watched it yet. I have high hopes for a good Roy Orbsion movie one day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,979 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    El Duda wrote: »
    I prefer fictional ones like Lewyn Davis and Crazy Heart, but there are plenty of great musical biopics.

    Agreed with the three you listed ^. Great films.

    Also;

    Walk The Line
    Ray
    Straight Outta Compton
    The Doors
    8 Mile
    Behind the Candelabra

    I have The Buddy Holly story was well but not watched it yet. I have high hopes for a good Roy Orbsion movie one day.

    Actually forgot Compton! Fantastic film.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭✭ justinbellford


    "The film tells the story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his sexual orientation."

    Sounds like what Bohemian could have been...

    I'm interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,687 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    70s rock stars are the new superheroes at the box office :D

    Genuinely though, I can see a lot of biopics in the next few years following on the success of Bohemian Rhapsody and likely (Elton John is the top search trend on Apple Music right now) success of this. Like superhero movies, these too have multi-generational fanbases, crowd-pleasing formulas, pre-established IP and they're actually cheaper to make too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,633 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    Are they going to try using a script for this?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,937 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy




    Egerton isnt a bad singer but he sounds nothing like Elton


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