Film News Roundup: Release of Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Pushed Back Two Weeks
In today’s film news roundup, Paramount moves “Rocketman” back slightly, Freestyle buys a thriller and TCM partners with the African American Film Critics Association.Release DateParamount has moved its Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” starring Taron Egerton, back two weeks to May 31, 2019.Dexter Fletcher is directing and Elton John, David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, and David Reid are producing.
The film, written by Lee Hall, will cover John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar.Jamie Bell will portray John’s longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin and Bryce Dallas Howard will play John’s mother Sheila.
Richard Madden and Gemma Jones also star in “Rocketman,” which will open against Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and Universal’s untitled Blumhouse project.
The May 17 slot includes Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 3,” Universal’s “A Dog’s Journey” and Warner
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