Rocketman is a biographical musical film based on the life of British musician Elton John. The film follows John in his early days in England as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with Taupin. The film is titled after John's song " Rocket Man ". The film had been in development since the s before it was announced in that Focus Features acquired the rights to the film and director Michael Gracey and actor Tom Hardy were set to direct and star in the project respectively. After Hardy and Gracey left the project following creative differences between Focus and John that halted an initial production start in fall , the project languished for several years until Paramount Pictures and New Republic Pictures took over as distributor in April , where Egerton and Fletcher signed on. Principal photography began in August and was completed later that year. John served as executive producer, while his husband David Furnish produced the film through their Rocket Pictures , alongside Matthew Vaughn 's Marv Films. Dressed in a flamboyant devil's outfit, Elton John enters an addiction rehabilitation session, recounting his life in a flashback " The Bitch Is Back ". Young Reginald Dwight grows up in s Britain, raised by his unaffectionate mother, Sheila, and more loving grandmother Ivy.
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Elton John is not a nostalgist. He met Taupin Jamie Bell onscreen by chance after both answered an ad in a British music magazine. He splits his time among multiple homes with Furnish and their sons, ages 8 and 6. In separate phone interviews — Taupin, 69, from his home in California, and John from a tour stop in Copenhagen — the pair discussed putting their lives on film. These are edited excerpts from the conversations. Is the movie hard for you to sit through? It certainly had a huge impact on me, especially the family stuff and the Bernie stuff. It makes me happy and it makes me sad.