Taron Egerton has already joined the cast as John himself, with Jamie Bell also onboard as his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. The picture will follow the singer as he rises from the Royal Academy of Music to become king of the UK Rock n’ Roll scene in the 1970s and 80s, before his descent into drug and alcohol addiction and eventual international stardom in the years following.
David Feltcher (Eddie the Eagle) is to direct. Rocketman will be Bryce Dallas Howard’s next project, and is expected to begin shooting shortly.
Source: Hollywood Reporter