Musical bildungsroman: Elton John’s biopic is in order

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  • Updated: Jul 26, 2014 17:35 IST

Legendary English singer Elton John performs with his band during his latest tour at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. AFP PHOTO/Ezequiel BECERRA

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.

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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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