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Five things we learned this week – October 25th 2013

1) Bane is Rocket Man

Tom Hardy will play Elton John

Yes, Tom Hardy (he of Bronson, The Dark Night Rises and Warrior fame) is to play Elton John in a film of his life. The piece is being penned by Lee Hall who was behind Billy Elliot.

The film is happening with the co-operation of Sir Elton so one can’t help but wonder if this will just be a vanity project but it’s not as if they’ve cast someone ridiculous to play him, oh wait.

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Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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