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Elton John Biopic Taps Bryce Dallas Howard for Pivotal Role
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It’s official: Bryce Dallas Howard is joining the cast of the new Elton John biopic.

The Jurassic World actress is set to play the musician’s mother, Sheila Eileen Dwight, in the upcoming film Rocketman, according to Variety. Howard will star alongside Taron Egerton (Robin Hood) as iconic singer John, Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four) as lyricist Bernie Taupin and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as music manager John Reid.

Rocketman will follow the five-time Grammy Award–winning artist’s journey from performing at the Royal Academy of Music to selling out stadiums. The film will be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) and written by Lee Hall (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour). John and his husband, David Furnish, will serve as executive producers.  

Although we don’t know when Rocketman will hit theaters, we can only hope it will be epic. (Don’t go breaking our hearts, Elton.)

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