Monday, April 22, 2024

UPDATE: Elton John’s “Rocketman” BioPic Going to Cannes, As I Told You Twice Last Month


I told you twice last month that Elton John’s biopic, “Rocketman,” was going to Cannes. Once on March 7th, and the next time on March 20th.

That didn’t stop the Hollywood Reporter from writing it today, with no mention of my stories. Of course, they don’t tell you that Sir Elton cleared dates on his European tour so he would be available to appear on the red carpet the first week of Cannes.

They also didn’t tell you that he will play the piano, maybe on the red carpet, which would be amazing. In any case, you know the deejay at the Palais des Festivals will have an all-Elton set booming that night.

“Rocketman” will premiere either on Wednesday or Thursday after opening night. Bernie Taupin will be on hand, as will Elton’s partner, David Furnish, maybe their little boys, which would be swell, and the whole cast. Director Dexter Fletcher will be there, too.

And by the way, “Rocketman” opens in the US on May 31st, not on the 24th, as the Reporter claims.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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