Rocketman is a biographical musical drama movie based on the life of musician Elton John. The movie is directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall. The movie stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. It follows John’s early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music up to his eventual musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. The movie is titled after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man”. Rocketman is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2019, and released in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2019 and in the United States on 31 May 2019 by Paramount Pictures. The movie tells the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his sexual orientation. An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.