“Rocketman” to Officially Premiere at Cannes

Taron Egerton in "Rocketman"

Rocketman’s world premiere has been set for May 16.

Deadline confirms that the Cannes audiences will get to the first look at highly anticipated Elton John biopic.

“We are incredibly honoured and excited to premiere our movie Rocketman at the Cannes film festival on May 16th. This has been a labour 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. Also on the call sheet are Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

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. 

The Cannes Film Festival debut will be followed by a May 31 domestic release.