Tom Hardy was dropped from Rocketman because he was ‘too old’
Rocketman producer Matthew Vaughn has revealed that Tom Hardy was originally set to play Elton John in the biopic, but was ultimately dropped because he was “too old.” Vaughn told The Hollywood Reporter that he offered to produce the film—which was facing challenges in getting off the ground—but was on the fence about Hardy taking the lead role. “I really think Tom Hardy is one of the best actors, but I felt he was too old for the role,” Vaughn said. Matthew Vaughn had reservations about Tom Hardy lip-syncing in Rocketman He also said he had reservations about plans for Hardy to lip-sync in the film. He felt that Taron Egerton would be a better fit as he was younger and had the vocal ability. “When they heard Taron sing, it was like a no brainer. They were like, ‘OK, he’s unbelievable.’” Egerton’s casting in Rocketman was helped along when he met Elton John and his husband while filming Kinsman: The Golden Circle. “I really think Tom Hardy is one of the best actors, but I felt he was too old for the role.” – Producer Matthew Vaughn David Furnish, John’s husband and partner for 26 years, said: “Elton
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