Rocketman (Taron Egerton) (May 31, 2019)

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Rocketman (Taron Egerton) (May 31, 2019)

Post by WyldeMan on Fri 20 Apr 2018 - 5:22

Paramount Pictures is closing a deal to finance and distribute worldwide Rocketman, a picture package that has Dexter Fletcher directing Taron Egerton in the role of Elton John, through the course of a most iconic life. The film covers the singer/pianist’s growth from a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to a global superstar, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. It is an unvarnished rock ‘n’ roll biopic with John’s life stripped back of the glitter.

The film has a script by Lee Hall. Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films is producing with Elton John and his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish. The deal was put together by Wyck Godfrey, president of Paramount Motion Pictures Group. Production is set to start this summer.

Egerton, who has not hidden his wish to play this role, will sing the songs himself, and sources said that everyone who has heard him has been gobsmacked by the quality of his voice and its proximity to the subject as Egerton sang numerous of his classics. Vaughn has been a driving force in getting this long gestating picture to the starting line, and the plan is to start production in August. Vaughn and Egerton have been frequent collaborators with Egerton, both in the Vaughn-directed Kingsmen: The Secret Service films, and also as producer of Eddie the Eagle, which Fletcher directed with Egerton starring.

Fletcher’s association with Vaughn goes back to his days as an actor on Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and the Vaughn-directed Layer Cake. As a director, Fletcher most recently stepped in to replace Bryan Singer as the director of Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of Queen front man Freddie Mercury. He also just provided a voice in Sherlock Gnomes, which was produced by Furnish at Rocket Pictures.


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Re: Rocketman (Taron Egerton) (May 31, 2019)

Post by Tyger on Fri 20 Apr 2018 - 10:10

Interesting. I don't know much about Elton John's life, but I'm a sucker for a musician biopic.
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Post by joey con carne on Tue 24 Apr 2018 - 12:43

Taron Egerton can sing really well. Did any of you guys watch Sing? Egerton plays Johnny who sings I'm Still Standing. It's a pretty good cover.

Sing is a good movie, by the way. Highly recommended. My favorite character is Gunter.

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Post by WyldeMan on Fri 28 Sep 2018 - 7:47

Well Taron certainly looks the part but can he pull off the performances too?
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