Elton John biopic Rocketman to premiere at Cannes

Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. Rocketman is more of a musical-biopic hybrid. 0
Comment(s) The film stars Taron Egerton as the British singer and pianist. As previously announced, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die will open the festival. John is himself a producer on the movie. The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-25. Its full slate is to be announced Thursday. Advertising

Rocketman will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it’s to be released in the United States. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in to helm the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired.