The film will premiere exclusively on Paramount Channel on June 6th at 23:00 KSA/ 00:00 UAE and on Comedy Central, June 7th at 21:30 KSA/ 22:30 UAE.
Paramount Studios Rocketman special is set to air exclusively on Paramount Channel and Comedy Central in MENA one week prior to the movie premiere in the cinemas across the region.
The biographical musical/fantasy film is based on real events in the life of musician Elton John; it tells the incredible story of his breakthrough years, detailing his transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
Nearly two decades in the making, the movie has been a long time coming – Elton John originally planned to produce and start shooting in 2001. 13 years later, an initial production start in 2014 was halted due to creative differences with Focus. Since then, the project has gone through several directors, studios and actors, until production commenced in earnest in August 2018. Moving forward with Paramount Pictures, Taron Egerton was ultimately cast as Elton John and Dexter Fletcher signed on as Director. The film was completed in Fall 2018.
Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Eltons longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Eltons first manager, John Reid, Bryce Dallas Howard as Eltons mother Sheila Farebrother and Gemma Jones as Ivy, Eltons grandmother who is his biggest and most loyal supporter.
The movie will premiere exclusively on Paramount Channel on June 6th at 23:00 KSA / 00:00 UAE and on Comedy Central, June 7th at 21:30 KSA/ 22:30 UAE.