Elton John is Aiming for Honesty in New Biopic

Sir Elton John. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9333413bi)

Elton John has given his approval to the forthcoming biopic about his life.

Rocketman will document the “I’m Still Standing” singer’s early days as a musical prodigy, up until his musical partnership with Bernie Tauplin.

John has made it explicitly clear that he intends the film, which is directed by Dexter Fletcher, to be a no-holds-barred depiction, including all the gritty details of his past, which included substance abuse, depression, and struggles with his sexuality.

“It had to be as honest as possible. The lows were very low, but the highs were very high, and that’s how I wanted the film to be,” he said in a promo for the feature.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle star Taron Egerton will portray the Grammy winner, and has been confirmed as providing his own voice for the musician’s classic songs.

He will be joined on screen by Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, and Tate Donovan.

Rocketman is set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on the 16th of May, before being released in the UK on the 22nd.