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Michael Gracey To Helm "Rocketman"

By Garth Franklin Monday March 18th 2013 06:51PM

Commercials director Michael Gracey has come onboard to helm the Elton John biopic "Rocketman".

Lee Hall ("Billy Elliot," "War Horse") penned the script which will combine the true story of John's life with fantastical elements from his songs.

The film will start with his life at age 11 and continue through adulthood with his songs providing musical backing.

This marks the third biopic Gracey is attached to following the Hugh Jackman-led P.T. Barnum film "The Greatest Showman on Earth", and the Jim Henson feature "The Muppet Man".

Source: Deadline

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