“Billy Elliot” writer Lee Hall has been given the approval to turn musician Elton John’s life into a film reports The National Post.
John tells BBC Radio that you shouldn’t expect much gritty realism or exploration of his struggles with drugs, booze, weight and relationships. Rather “It will be more of a fantasy, Moulin Rouge type of stuff. Obviously, it’s not going to be your normal, run-of-the-mill film. My life’s been so surreal, from buying a football club to God knows what.”
In the last two decades John has settled down – “When I come offstage now I have a balance in my life. Until I found that in 1990, I came offstage and I didn’t know what to do with myself. Now I fly home every night after a show and I get back in my own bed. I have a wonderful partner in David, I have wonderful friends. I can remember things. I don’t take drugs anymore.”