Elton John and 'Rocketman' touch down in Cannes

Elton John and his biopic “Rocketman” landed Thursday on the Cannes Movie Competition, the place the 72-year-old pop famous person got here wearing a tuxedo with “Rocket Guy” emblazoned at the again and regaled attendees with an after-party efficiency at the seashore.

John, an govt manufacturer of the movie, hadn’t spoken a lot concerning the film ahead of it made its premiere at Cannes. However donning heart-shaped, red-tinted glasses he gave the film his hearty blessing Thursday. On the post-premiere occasion, he known as it “an emotional evening.”

“Despite the fact that the film does not make one penny on the field workplace — which can kill (Paramount Footage leader) Jim Gianopulos — it’s the film I sought after to make,” John stated from the degree.

On the occasion John carried out “I am Nonetheless Status” ahead of being joined through Taron Egerton, who performs him within the movie for a rendition of “Rocket Guy.” Egerton used to be visibly moved to tears after the premiere.

“Rocketman” is directed through Dexter Fletcher who additionally took over directing tasks on closing yr’s hit song biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” after Bryan Singer departed mid-production.

“Rocketman” is not so dissimilar from “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It is a shiny music-stuffed biopic with a star-making flip from Egerton. However “Rocketman” is R-rated and no more wary about its famous person’s homosexuality.

Paramount Footage hopes “Rocketman” too can mimic the field workplace of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It grossed $903 million international.

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