“Rocketman” A Go With Egerton As Elton

Paramount Pictures is reportedly nearing a deal to finance and distribute “Rocketman,” the upcoming Elton John biopic starring “Kingsman” lead Taron Egerton as the flamboyant singer.

Dexter Fletcher, who worked with Egerton on “Eddie the Eagle,” is attached to helm the film penned by Lee Hall. The story will cover John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin.

Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films will produce, along with John and David Furnish. Egerton will reportedly sing the songs himself and production is set to start this summer.

Source: Deadline