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Elton John's biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Music icon Elton John's biopic, "Rocketman", starring Egerton in the lead, will have its world premiere at

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 in the film which will focus on John's emergence as a prodigy at the to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator

and his Marv has produced the film along with John and his partner

"We are incredibly honoured and excited to premiere our movie 'Rocketman' at 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 and Marv in a statement.

The film's cast includes Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and It is set to be released in the UK on May 24 and in the US on May 31 by

will run from May 14 to May 25.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 12:35 IST