FOX’s “Rocketman” releases on digital on August 6th, followed by the 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on August 27th. The film features Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Elton John, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden (Bodyguard) as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother. Dexter Fletcher directed the movie and “Rocketman” was produced by Matthew Vaughn.
The film did well in theaters, opening in third-place behind “Godzilla: King of Monsters” and “Aladdin” with $25.7M. The musical biopic went on to make over $183M. The movie was the second musical bio-drama in close to a year; the film followed Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” which opened with $51M and the movie went on to make over $903M worldwide.
The studio stated that the digital, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray releases offer over 75 minutes of bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher that showcase Taron Egerton and the cast. The releases also include moments not seen in theaters with 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Dexter Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Elton John, the cast, and filmmakers; intimate footage from recording studio sessions and more.
The story explores how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll.
Egerton fans can hear his voice in Netflix’s upcoming “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” movie. Egerton is also voicing the role of Johnny in Universal Pictures’ “Sing 2” from directors Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet. The movie also features Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, and Tori Kelly.
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