Jamie Bell (“Turn,” “Jumper”) is in negotiations to play famed songwriter Bernie Taupin, who collaborated on thirty albums with Elton John, in the biopic “Rocketman” for Paramount Pictures and Marv Films.
Taron Egerton (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”) plays John in the film which will explore his life and career. Taupin began collaborating on songs with John back in 1967 and worked together on hits including “Crocodile Rock,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Saturday Night’s Alright,” “Rocket Man” and “Candle in the Wind”.
Dexter Fletcher is attached to direct the film from a script by Lee Hall. John, David Furnish and Matthew Vaughn will produce.