“Rocketman” to Officially Premiere at Cannes

Taron Egerton in "Rocketman"

Cannes audiences will get to the first look at Rocketman. 

Multiple outlets confirm that the highly anticipated Elton John biopic will have its world premiere during the Cannes Film festival on May 16. 

“We are incredibly honored and excited to premiere our movie Rocketman at the Cannes film festival on May 16th. This has been a labor of love for all of us and we couldn’t dream of a better launching pad for this very special film,” said producers Rocket Pictures and Marv Films in a statement.

The film is a story about the fantastical human story of John’s breakthrough years. 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 film stars Taron Egerton as the musical icon. Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard also star. 

Rocketman is directed by Dexter Fletcher, who took the reins on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after director Bryan Singer was fired. That film went on to collect close to $900M at the global box office. 

A domestic release has been slated for May 31.