Bryce Dallas Howard is joining Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Jurassic World actress will be playing the mother of the superstar, who is being played by Kingsman actor Taron Egerton. Jamie Bell and Richard Madden are also set to star.
The feature will follow the singer from his days at the Royal Academy of Music to his rise on the rock ‘n’ roll scene of the 1970s and ’80s and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the ’90s to international superstardom.
Dexter Fletcher, who worked with Egerton on Eddie the Eagle, will direct from a screenplay by Lee Hall. John and his husband, David Furnish, are producing Rocketman under their Rocket Pictures banner, along with Matthew Vaughn, who directed John and Egerton in the Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, and his Marv Films.