It seems Bryce Dallas Howard is finally ready to take a break from running from dinosaurs in high heels. Jurassic World actress will portray Elton John‘s mother in Rocketman, the upcoming biopic about the singer’s life.
Taron Egerton will play the lead, but he won’t have to carry the movie on his shoulders. The star of Kingsman will have an amazing supporting cast to help him bring Elton’s story to life. In addition to Dallas Howard, Rocketman will also star Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin and Richard Madden as John Reid. Production will start in August, so we’re probably going to receive more casting news in weeks to come.
According to the movie’s official synopsis, Rocketman will focus on Elton John’s beginnings. It will give us a glimpse into his life as a young prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, before telling the story of his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, that helped him reach global stardom.
Rocketman will be directed by Dexter Fletcher, and it’s right up his alley. English filmmaker already made another feel-good biopic starring Egerton called Eddie the Eagle. Fletcher also proved he has chops to make a great musical with highly underrated Sunshine on Leith.