Singer and scribe working together on biopic.
Deadline reports that Elton John and ‘Billy Elliot’ scribe Lee Hall are teaming up for ‘Rocketman,’ a “biographical musical fantasy” that will weave together the singer’s life and his music.
‘Rocketman’ will follow John’s life story from a child piano prodigy at age 11, to a young man who rebelled against his strict upbringing, wore outrageous costumes and became a global icon who teamed with songwriter Bernie Taupin to sell more records that just about any musical artist of his era.
The singer, along with his Rocket Pictures’ partners Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish will produce the project. A hunt is underway to lock in a director. ‘Rocketman’ is set to feature choreographed sequences using John’s biggest hit songs.
“’Rocketman’ will be a radically different kind of biopic,” Shaw said. “It will be as unique as Elton’s life, told in a non-linear and hyper-visual manner that will transport people through the many intense experiences, some wonderful, some not, that helped define Elton as an artist, musician and man.”