Elton John Biopic Due Next Year
We've seen the Behind the Music, now, a full Elton John biopic is in the works.
Screenwriter Lee Hall is the man in charge for Elton John’s biopic and he says that Elton has given him “incredible free rein” with the script and has been very helpful by giving him the inside story of his darker days. Lee adds that Elton has given him access to his private diaries that Elton wrote when he was in treatment.
Lee says that the story will go from “birth to rehab” and Elton is serving as executive producer for the project as it’s being developed through Elton’s film company called Rocket Pictures.
Tom Hardy has been cast as Elton in the movie, simply titled “Rocketman” and will begin shooting later this year.