FilmDistrict has picked up the U.S. rights to “Rocketman,” a biopic about Elton John. The film covers John’s childhood and rise to global fame, and is currently in early pre-production.
“We could not be more excited to have Film District and Icon/AI Film as partners as we bring this extraordinary story to the screen,” said Shaw. “Having Peter Schlessel and the FilmDistrict team on board ensures the Rocketman will reach the widest possible audience in the U.S., and our new alliance with Aviv Giladi and Lawrence Bender gives us tremendous added resources as we move quickly toward production.”
David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw of John’s production company Rocket Pictures will work with Lawrence Bender of Icon/AI Film to produce “Rocketman,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Michael Gracey will direct it.
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