Elton John Biopic To Be Very R-Rated

Speaking about the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman” which he’s producing for Paramount Pictures, filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has dubbed the project “the first R-rated musical”.

Though that’s not quite accurate a statement, he goes on to explain to Empire that the film will be raunchy and uncompromising with “drugs, sex, [and] rock’n’roll” on offer in a genre famous for playing things chaste.

“Kingsman” lead Taron Egerton plays John while Dexter Fletcher helms the project which is slated to release in theaters May 17th 2019.