Elton John’s Rocketman Biopic Blasts Off With New Director

Posted March 19, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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It has been a year and a half now that its been announced that Elton John would be producing his own musical biopic. Since then there hasn’t really been any follow up news. The only news that was really heard of is that John wanted Justin Timberlake to play him for his film, which kind of came true when Justin hosted SNL last week. J.T fans will just have to wait and see what happens.

At least Elton John’s film, which is titled Rocketman, has finally found a director. Michael Gracey, who has done many similar projects has been chosen to bring Elton’s intriguing life to film.

Rocketman’s story will follow John’s life from his extensive childhood through his education at the Royal Academy of Music and through his universally hailed affiliation with songwriter Bernie Taupin, who constituted more hit records than almost anyone else in his era.