Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes

Variety | 4/12/2019 | Dave McNary
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Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been set for a May 16 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Taron Egerton stars as John with Paramount Pictures distributing worldwide. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously took the reins on Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” after director Bryan Singer was fired.

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The film, written by Lee Hall, covers John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. John broke out in 1972 with the album “Honky Chateau” and scored a blockbuster with the 1973 album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” which topped the charts for two...
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