Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tom Hardy & Elton John Meet Film Buyers in Santa Monica
About 100 foreign buyers attended the bash, held at the swank Bel-Air Bay Club.
John and Hardy, flanked by director Michael Gracey, talked about their hopes for the movie-musical, which John is executive producing. John also will rerecord many of his hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film.
Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish of Rocket Pictures are producing the biopic alongside Lawrence Bender for AI Films. Other executive producers include Len Blavatnik, Aviv Giladi and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel.
Focus will release the film in the U.S. (Schlessel brought the project with him from FilmDistrict).
- Hollywood Reporter