Elton John in Talks to Make "Rocketman" Biopic
Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:06:03
Elton John is in talks to make a film about his life, according to his rep. The rep confirmed the news after reports about a biopic dubbed Rocketman began to surface in the media late last week.
Some rumors suggested that Rocketman would be produced by John's partner, David Furnish, and Steve Hamilton Shaw, and executive produced by the singer himself, with playwright Lee Hall penning the script. Shaw even spoke about the pic in the press as though it was a sure thing.
John's rep responded to the media reports by saying, "Just discussions." He did no elaborate any further.
Scottish actor James McAvoy was said to be a favorite to play the singer.
"Rocketman will be a radically different kind of biopic," Shaw told Hollywood entertainment website Deadline, adding that it would be "non-linear and hyper-visual." Okay, so it won't follow a typical or chronological narrative and it will be a visual spectacle, like a John show? Fun times ahead.
Who do you think should play Elton John in a biopic about the singer/pianist?