rocketman trailer

Elton John‘s rise to fame is the subject of Rocketman, but this is no mere biopic. Instead, it’s being billed as a “musical fantasy”, and this first Rocketman trailer certainly plays that up. Taron Egerton‘s Elton John isn’t just going through his life – he’s in the midst of an actual musical, with everyone around him singing and dancing. Watch the Rocketman trailer below.

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Rocketman First Look

After having acted alongside the real Elton John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Taron Egerton takes on the role of the legendary musician in Rocketman. Described as a “musical fantasy” rather than a traditional biopic, Rocketman will tell the “uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.” In the Rocketman first look below, you can see an official image of Egerton in character.

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elton john biopic

Jamie Bell will join Taron Egerton in Rocketman, a biopic of the life of Elton John. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, the songwriter who collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums.

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movie release dates

Paramount and Fox 2000 have set several movie release dates for upcoming films, and possible canned one big franchise entry.

While the latest entry for Michael Bay‘s Transformers series has been pulled from the schedule, Paramount and Fox 2000 have set release dates for the highly anticipated YA adaptation The Hate U Give, the Elton John biopic Rocketman, and the feature adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary.

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Elton John biopic

Kingsman star Taron Egerton is the latest actor to play Robin Hood (watch this morning’s new trailer here), but the 28-year-old actor will also be suiting up as singer/songwriter/superstar Elton John in a new film called Rocketman. Production begins later this year, and in a new interview, Egerton confirms that the film will be a “fantasy musical” and not an Elton John biopic. Read More »

Rocketman cast

Rocketman, a long-in-the-works biopic about superstar musician Elton John, has finally found its star: Taron Egerton, who worked with John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Read more about this below, along with news about a few other biopics brewing in Hollywood, including Damien Chazelle‘s Neil Armstrong movie, a film about Shia LaBeouf‘s childhood, and more.
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Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy has just accepted the role of rock legend Elton John in Rocketman, a biopic directed by Michael Gracey and written by Lee Hall. Focus Features will distribute the film, which starts shooting in Fall 2014. Read the full release below. Read More »

Elton John

Elton John has finally chosen a director to bring his crazy history to life. Rocket Pictures revealed today commercials helmer Michael Gracey will direct Rocketman, the John-centric biopic first announced in 2011.

Scripted by Billy Elliot‘s Lee Hall, Rocketman is no ordinary biographical drama. As befits is colorful subject, the movie is described as “a biographical musical fantasy” that hits upon the most “intense” defining experiences of John’s life and career. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Elton John Prepping Autobiographical Fantasy ‘Rocketman’

Elton John and David Furnish are prepping a big new project for their company Rocket Pictures, taking inspiration from probably their most obvious source: Elton John himself. Titled Rocketman, the new film will be a “biographical musical fantasy” telling the story of John’s colorful life and iconic career, from his start as a child piano prodigy in the ’50s to the earlier days of rock stardom. John and Furnish are set to produce the project with Steve Hamilton Shaw, also from Rocket Pictures. Billy Elliot scribe Lee Hall has been tapped to write the script. More details after the jump.

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