Elton John and Tom Hardy came to AFM today for Good Universe’s buyers reception for Rocketman.

Tom Hardy and Elton John at AFM 2013

Tom Hardy and Elton John at AFM 2013

The “movie musical spectacle” will star Hardy as Elton John. Michael Gracey directs and Lee Hall wrote the script. Focus Features will release in the US; Good Universe handles international sales.

Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish of Rocket Pictures and Lawrence Bender for AI Films produce. Elton John and Len Blavatnik are executive producing, along with AI Film CEO Aviv Giladi and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel. John will re-record many of his iconic hits for the film, which will shoot in autumn 2014.