Cannes 2019: Elton John Biopic Rocketman Gets Film Festival Liftoff

Elton John during the Red Carpet Arrivals for the screening of Rocketman at the Cannes Film Festival

Elton John still standing at Cannes premiere of biopic Rocketman

The duo was blown away by the response, with both men openly crying as the audience stood in appreciation.

Rocketman star Taron Egerton made a surprise appearance during Elton John's set at the Cannes gala party for the film.

"Because what I've tried to do to myself, I shouldn't be sitting here and I've been very, very lucky in that".

Rocketman, which also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard, premiered at the French film festival and will be released in theaters May 31. "... Many times as I watched the film, I wanted to go and give him a hug, like I could help him".

Elton John treated guests to a performance with Taron Egerton. The Guardian acknowledged that Rocketman "had the burden of following or living up to Elton John's sensational songs, the masterpieces which each seem like mini-movies in themselves".

The film will focus on Elton John's beginnings, starting when he was a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and carrying over to when he reached global stardom through his influential and enduring musical partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. "There were a couple of scenes in it where I was quietly sobbing, to be quite honest". I knew you could sing because I heard I'm Still Standing, which you did in the (animated) film Sing. This is just as good as my version, really.' There are some very, very dark moments in the movie, but the music lifts it out of the darkness. However, the film has since been given a more mature R rating, and Fletcher has promised that it will be a "no-holds barred" account of the singer's life. I'm looking at me.

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