By Creative Media Times
It appears that Paramount’s Elton John biopic “Rocketman” is actually arriving in theaters sooner than expected, and will now be released next year on May 17, 2019, The Wrap is reporting.
Welsh actor Taron Egerton is set to play the iconic musician, while English actor and director Dexter Fletcher will direct. The two recently worked together in the 2016 biographical sports comedy-drama “Eddie the Eagle” which co-starred Hugh Jackman.
“Rocketman” will be Fletcher’s second consecutive film about a legendary pop musician after recently completing the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The film will reportedly examine Elton John’s beginnings as a child prodigy, his rise to stardom and his partnership with songwriter Bernie Taupin. The film about the singer, songwriter, and composer has been has floated in tinseltown for awhile with a few actors such as Tom Hardy supposedly attached to play Sir Elton.
Egerton will next be seen in this November’s action-adventure “Robin Hood” playing the titular role opposite Jamie Foxx.