Michael Gracey - Michael Gracey to direct Elton John biopic

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Michael Gracey will direct a biopic on Sir Elton John.

The director has officially signed on to helm 'Rocketman', the upcoming biographical musical film about the 'Candle in the Wind' hitmaker's life.

The film will be produced by the iconic singer's Rocket Pictures production company based on a script from 'Billy Elliot' writer Lee Hall.

Gracey told Deadline.com: ''Everyone knows and loves Elton John's music, but the true story of his life is so incredible that it can only be described as a fantasy. His journey from impossible dreamer to stardom and uncontrollable excess is something only a musical film can capture, and I'm so excited to be the one to tell his story.''

Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw added: ''Michael has an innovative, imaginative and compelling vision for the film. We want to create an experience that surprises and moves audiences and knew immediately that he was the perfect director to take them on this journey.''

The musical film will follow the singer's life from five-year-old musical prodigy to his glittering music career selling more than 250 million records over four decades.

Cast director Jessica Ronane has been tasked with finding a young ingénue to play a young version of John. Her previous credits include 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Matilda'.


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nice photograpH, I love it! thanks so much! I am fine. I have excellent health results from those shoppers drug mart mobiles, funy I am telling you this, cuz as I mourn for my father, I have to reach to thefunerl , I go through it, gotten better, my health has not been anything but healthy. just excellent, I was going to give up the bike, I can't ride it comfortable, so he the bike shop put on the new wider seat made for woman, thats all good. nice to me.I am not without paying it for later, if I have to. I coudl sell it, but I 'll ride it all afternoon, the human, farmer, logger, the mother, human, the daughter, a auntie, a fan of elton john's music, I was made to understand now, being it by God, or my own cohersions, I am fine. there was no hope for my father, he left us peacefully, honky dory heappy man. why anyone doesn't dress in black all the time for now I know you elton john made a mistake, its black a a suit. thought it was blue eh? ! its black I'm not with anyone. I only a mom, my dad left me a beautiful place he says, so I am fine. even if I rent until I buy up on the area mountains somewhere, or return to my own Zhoda, he told me dad did to buy some cows, pigs, boy I'll be happy for this. so your'e fine, thats good, looking healthy, I wished you all the best. I am remaining alone. those were the days my friend I thought they'ld never end, as for my fathe'rs passing peacefully, jan 27thy, I'll miss him,he was 94 and 3 months, as Russell said, we're getting along. take care, its horrible weather, a man in Banff died freezong to death, why there are such rotten people off the hgihway patrol, no police, and on the streets, targeting women wrong not police, they should be workingin laundry services. they arenot supposed to go on the mountain, two dayas ago, sad sad sad, two survived, there's police in mountain in whistler, the police saved the skiers there, he's good. in vancouver. I am staying alone. turnips or something I'm taking vitmain, c, cod liver oil, and aspirin, maybe a real monkey lives in Africa. whatas going on? there's no respect well, some anyhow. my daughter is join me and my son, I return to work month or so. I had my own. there's too much bad weather.

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