Elton John gets the biopic treatment.
Breaking news: Taron Egerton has already earned an Oscar nomination for next year's Academy Awards. Or at least I think that's what we can all safely assume considering the Academy's obsession with biopics, particularly of the musical persuasion, over the past eighty odd years.
Rocketman will pick up where the success of Bohemian Rhapsody left off. Rhapsody became the highest grossing music biopic of all time in November raking in more than $386 million in less than a month. It's lead actor Rami Malek has won virtually every best actor award at the major awards shows this season, and the film has been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars this Sunday after picking up a Golden Globe for the same.
Egerton will portray Elton John and, unlike Malek, will actually be singing all of the tunes of the legendary showman himself. Where Rhapsody was criticized for straightwashing the life of Freddy Mercury, it seems that Rocketman will not gloss over the singer's sexuality.
The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, stars Egerton alongside Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard, and will be released on May 31, and