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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Musical bildungsroman: Elton John’s biopic is in order

PTI   July 26, 2014
First Published: 17:29 IST(26/7/2014) | Last Updated: 17:35 IST(26/7/2014)

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Elton John tells the singer’s life story “from birth to rehab”.

Actor Tom Hardy has been roped in to play the legendary musician. “I’ve been working on it with Elton for a long time. It’s an absolutely huge, crazy technicolour affair. Starring Tom Hardy as the flamboyant musician, the film will be about the trouble that John went through his entire life,” he says.

Also read: No more shows, no music, no songs: Elton John

The famous musician admitted to being a monster at the height of his drug addiction days. He entered rehab in the 1990s, after which his career saw a resurgence, and he had two children with his partner David Furnish, via a surrogate mother.

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