Music biopics are all the rage at the moment, with the Freddie Mercury film Bohemian Rhapsody picking up an Oscar nomination and a Mötley Crüe movie coming to Netflix.
With Elton John embarking on his farewell world tour, it feels like no better time to take a look back at the music icon’s early career. Here’s everything we know so far about upcoming biopic Rocketman.
- The movie will get its premiere at Cannes Film Festival next month
- The movie will be R-rated
- Second trailer released
When’s Rocketman Movie released?
Rocketman will hit cinemas in the UK on 24 May and 31 May in the US. Originally, the film had a slightly earlier release date of 17 May.
Rocketman Movie cast:
Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell has been confirmed to portray Elton’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, while Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, Black Mirror) will play John’s mother, Sheila Eileen.
Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden has been cast as Elton’s manager John Reid, while Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary) will also reportedly star.
Who is directing?
Dexter Fletcher, who previously worked with Egerton on the Eddie The Eagle biopic, will direct Rocketman. He recently stepped in to take over the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, in place of Bryan Singer.
Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman) had previously been linked to the project.
The film was written by Lee Hall (who penned the Billy Elliot screenplay) and produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsmen, X-Men) as well as executive producers John and Furnish.
Is there a trailer?