Country: United States
Category: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Taron Egerton
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 95 minutes
Box Office: $
Rocketman is a 2018 Marv Films, Marv Studios, New Republic Pictures is scheduled to be released on May 17, 2018.
Dexter Fletcher movie was the one who finished the well-received biopic of Freddie Mercury, Rocketman, when 20th Century Fox.
Fletcher came to that production to put out the fire and to finish the last weeks, for that reason he does not appear accredited as a director but as an executive producer. But in 2019 we can see his complete work with the biography of another of the great legends of music, Elton John.
Basically Rocketman will be based on the life of the English singer, active in the music industry since 1962, since he was a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, exploring his association with the lyricist Bernie Taupin, who has written more than 260 songs performed by the artist.
The actor Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) is the one who will assume the role of the singer, while Jamie Bell will play Taupin. The adaptation of the story was left in charge of the well-known screenwriter Lee Hall, winner of the Oscar for the story of "Billy Elliot".
The idea of this production is known since 2012, with the intention of Elton John himself to make a biopic. Since then several directors and actors had been linked to the project. Likewise, the rights during this time passed from Focus Features to Paramount Pictures.
After the beginning of the shooting last August, the protagonist revealed that he had access to the diaries that the singer had in the seventies and that the film will not only honor what has been his career, but will also address moments of crisis like his rehabilitation for drug use. Likewise, and as expected, his gay story. In fact, Egerton shared that the film will have intimate scenes and that he had already filmed his first sexual scene with actor Richard Madden, who plays John Reid, John's manager from 1970 to 1998. "What I feel we recorded in the film It is absolutely a celebration of what Elton John is, which is part of his sexuality. I really think that the gay community will be surprised by how good it feels. I loved every second of that. " It was what the actor commented on the already announced scene.