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ROCKETMAN
February 28, 2020  | By David Bianculli

Epix, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
Taron Egerton, who played Eggsy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, stars as Elton John in this very authorized 2019 film treatment (the real Elton John is an executive producer, and his husband, David Furnish, is a producer). John’s musical partner, Bernie Taupin, is played by Jamie Bell, but Taupin is not a credited producer on Rocketman. The dramatic biography’s screenplay is written by Lee Hall, who doubtlessly was approved by Elton John because Hall had written the similarly themed Billy Elliot. (On the other side of the seesaw, his next project after Rocketman was writing the screenplay for Cats.)
 
 
 
 
 
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