Actor Tom Hardy of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises fame is rumoured to be in the running for a lead role in Terminator 5.
The 36-year old would be starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the franchise reboot, with Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and 21 Jump Street’s Brie Larson also expected to audition for key parts.
Hardy is tipped as the favourite to play John Connor, the hero who grows up to lead the human resistance in the war against cyborgs. Possible rivals for the role include Garrett Hedlund and Boyd Holbrook, but nothing has been confirmed.
Schwarzenegger will return as a robot in the sci-fi story, charged with protecting the young Sarah Connor (John’s future mother) as she grows up.
The new fifth installment will continue a film series started in 1984, withThor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor expected in the driving seat.
Hardy has been notching up the top castings recently, having recently been signed to appear as flamboyant musical legend Sir Elton John in a film about his life.
Terminator 5, which is likely to be renamed, follows 2009’s Terminator Salvation and is due for release in the summer of 2015.
In preparation for playing the ’70s rock icon in the biopic “Rocketman,” the actor tells THR he’s been trying on Elton’s old clothing — he’s especially a fan of track suits.
This story first appeared in the Nov. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Tom Hardy isn’t just playing Elton John in the biopic Rocketman — he’s channeling him.
Turning up in early November at the American Film Market to tout the project, Hardy — accompanied by John — revealed he’s been wearing the pop icon’s actual clothes to get into the mood (he especially likes John’s iconic tracksuits). Hardy even asked to borrow John’s watch.
“The two met up after Cannes in May and really hit it off,” says Joe Drake, whose company Good Universe is selling Rocketman (due to shoot in fall 2014) internationally.
Bane is ready to ditch his mask for rose-colored glasses.
Tom Hardy has signed on to play Elton John in Rocket Pictures’ biopic Rocketman, which will be released in the U.S. by Focus Features.
Rocketman will tell John’s legendary story, from his childhood to his unbelievable rise to fame. John is set to re-record a number of his biggest hits to match the emotional moments in the film, which will be directed by Michael Gracey, the man behind the upcoming film The Greatest Showman on Earth starring Hugh Jackman.
With an original screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (War Horse), Rocketman is scheduled to start shooting in fall 2014.
Director Doug Liman’s Everest, a period picture that centers on British mountaineer George Mallory and his ill-fated third attempt to conquer the mountain in 1924 at the age of 37. Tom Hardy was previously attached to play Mallory, but plans to start production in March didn’t mesh with Hardy’s schedule. Sony is eyeing Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) and a number of other actors.
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Tom attended the ‘Locke’ Photocall during the 70th Venice International Film Festival today at the Palazzo del Casino in Venice, Italy. I have added HQ photos to the gallery.
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