'Rocketman' - Elton John Biopic

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Levon, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Levon

    Levon Squad Player

    The first trailer for the upcoming Elton John biopic has been released. I believe Watford will be getting a mention in this movie, but either way, I'm looking forward to it.
  2. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Thanks, Levon. I hadn’t heard of this.

    Two wishes.

    That we don’t get distracted by how the look & voice are slightly wrong. Andy Serkis as Ian Dury was good but Dury is Dury.

    Also, to exploit the remarkable physical resemblance, Tom Cruise plays Forestieri. Idris Elba to play both Blissett & Barnes.
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  3. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Cloning really has moved forward fast, hasn't it?
  4. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Ewan McGregor as Mo Johnston?
  5. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Robert Carlyle surely?
  6. inayellowshirt

    inayellowshirt From the other place

    Michael Sheen could play GT, although maybe I just enjoyed The Damned United too much
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  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Carlyle as the younger Johnston with Gregor Fisher as the more mature athlete?
  8. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Is Andrew Cruikshank still around?
  9. Bunny Larkin

    Bunny Larkin Academy Graduate

    Ray Winstone as Dsve Bassett?
  10. Bunny Larkin

    Bunny Larkin Academy Graduate

    McKenzie Crooke as Ross
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  11. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Frank McAvennie as Mo Johnston surely
  12. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    I'd defo watch this if it shows a bit of his involvement with our club
  13. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    Chow Yun Fat as Mick Quinn or Troy.
  14. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Marlon Brando as Jose Holebas.
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  15. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Harvey Price as Obi Oulare?
  16. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    -A young Rutger Hauer as Vydra

    - Lionel Messi in fat suit to play Forestieri, obviously .

    - Roger Moore as GT

    - Graham Norton to play SEJ but completely fxcks it up by being too camp.

    - Sean Bean to play Ross Jenkins.

    - Sly Stallone to play Steve Sherwood. The director objects to this casting but the movie execs insist.

    - Robbie Williams to play Kenny Jacket.

    - And yes RookeyDad Idris has to play Luther although I reckon Samuel L Jackson could add an edge that Luther perhaps didn’t have but audience would like . Perhaps a stately Denzel Washington performance could cover an older Luther when he is kit manager under Lewington.
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  17. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Sean Bean not lanky enough to play Ross the Boss. John Cleese?
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  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Pegged out in 1988.
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I’m struggling to picture him in those odd bondage shorts.
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  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Why no Spoiler Alert?

    Ruined the film for me.
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Needs the money.

    This could be a green light.
  22. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Stephen Merchant as Ross Jenkins/George Reilly.. little bloke as MoJo..

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  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Certainly ticks the ‘one big one, one small one’ boxes.
  24. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Mo Johnston 5 foot 7 inches.. George Reilly 6 foot 4 inches. Surely the biggest discrepancy in height of any two players we've had playing the same position?

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  25. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Genius casting, would have to make it a comedy though.
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  26. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Party Boys!
  27. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Also Sean Bean always dies in movies. We're not Palace or Muff so don't need him going down in the box dramatically.
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  28. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    Big Cliff and (not quite so big) Tommy Harmer made quite a contrast playing together:


    I believe that Tommy is standing on a bar stool in that picture. Don't however know who the barstool is (maybe Ron Burgess).
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  29. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Anyone see the new snickers ad with SEJ?
  30. hornet boy

    hornet boy Academy Graduate

    Has anyone heard any whispers about the chances of a concert at the Vic as part of his farewell tour?

    A bunch of UK dates have been announced today, going on sale next week, but with 'more dates to follow'.

    I'm tempted just to get tickets for another show then sell them to friends/family if there is a show announced for the Vic.
  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Fingers crossed.

    But even if he did, the Family Stand would still be half empty because it’s half term/school tomorrow/prefer 1D.
  32. Luther Bassett

    Luther Bassett Reservist

    I take it you’re unfamiliar with JC’s recent work.
  33. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    You need a good big'un and a good little'un.
  34. Steve Palmer to play himself and a few other characters.
  35. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Elton John Lewis!!


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