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The journey of Elton John and ‘Rocketman’ featurette

In this brief featurette, the team behind Rocketman discusses Elton John’s journey from prodigy to icon in a special look at the film that features John himself along with his husband and producing partner David Furnish, the film’s director Dexter Fletcher, stars Taron Egerton with Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard.

“Because of the nature of who Elton is, the storytelling allowed us to totally indulge in fantasy and imagination,” says Fletcher, as witnessed by the screenshot above.

Official synopsis from Paramount:

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Rocketman blasts into theaters from Paramount Pictures on May 31st after its world premiere at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on May 16th.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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