“Rocketman” to Officially Premiere at Cannes

Taron Egerton in "Rocketman"

It’s official: Rocketman will debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month. 

The world premiere of the highly anticipated Elton John biopic has been set for May 16th.

“We are incredibly honored and excited to premiere our movie Rocketman at the Cannes film festival on May 16th. This has been a labor of love for all of us, and we couldn’t dream of a better launching pad for this very special film,” said producers Rocket Pictures and Marv Films in a statement.

The gaudy and debauch-heavy film tells the fantastical human story of John’s breakthrough years. It follows John’s early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music up to his eventual musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. 

Starring as John is Taron Egerton alongside Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Rocketman is directed by Dexter Fletcher, who took over as helmer on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after director Bryan Singer was fired.

The Cannes Film Festival debut will be followed by a May 31st domestic release.