The Dexter Fletcher-directed film will be getting a special out of competition Gala screening on May 16, reported Variety.
Egerton, 28, is portraying the legendary singer in the film which will focus on John's emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin.
"We are incredibly honoured and excited to premiere our movie 'Rocketman' at the Cannes film festival on May 16. This has been a labour of love for all of us and we couldn't dream of a better launching pad for this very special film" said Rocket Pictures and Marv Films in a statement.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival will run from May 14 to May 25.
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