Casting: Hardy, Till, Hall, Jackson

Rocket Man
“The Dark Knight Rises” and “Inception” star Tom Hardy is reportedly being looked at for the lead role of Sir Elton John in the Michael Gracey-helmed biopic “Rocket Man”. [Source: Hitfix]

Lucas Till, Maria Bello and Tom Everett Scott have joined Daniel Duran’s ensemble indie drama “Strings”.

The story follows a talented DJ (Till) who sets out to find himself on a trip to his father’s house in North Dakota. Along the way, he meets a girl who as instant impact on his life. [Source: Variety]

Cold in July
With “Dexter” wrapping, actor Michael C. Hall has scored the lead role in the film adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s cult novel “Cold In July”. Jim Mickle (“We Are What We Are”) helms.

Hall plays a man who shoots an armed burglar in his living room. The burglar’s father vows to kill the man’s son as a form of justice. [Source: Deadline]

Love is Strange
Cheyenne Jackson (“Behind the Candelabra,” “30 Rock”) has signed on to Ira Sachs’ “Love Is Strange”. The story follows a Manhattan gay couple who, after 38 years together, finally marry at City Hall.

Trouble begins on return from their honeymoon when one gets fired and the couple is forced to temporarily separate and move in with other people. Michael Gambon, Alfred Molina, Kelly Reilly and Tracy Letts also star.[Source: Deadline]