Elton John & Taron Egerton - Rocketman (Music from the Motion Picture) Album Wiki
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film follows John's early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. The film is titled after John's 1972 song "Rocket Man".
The film initially began development in 2001, but languished for nearly two decades as it went through several studios including Walt Disney Studios and Focus Features, directors including Michael Gracey, and actors including Tom Hardy and Justin Timberlake. In April 2018, after creative differences with Focus halted an initial production start in 2014, the film was revived at Paramount Pictures, with Egerton and Fletcher signing on in April 2018. Principal photography began in August 2018 and was completed later that year. John served as executive producer, while husband David Furnish produced the film through Rocket Pictures alongside Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films.
Rocketman premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2019, and was released in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2019 and in the United States on 31 May 2019. The film has grossed $134 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics, with Egerton's performance, the costumes, and the musical numbers receiving general praise. The film was the first major Hollywood production to show a gay male sex scene on-screen..