Variety is reporting that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Star Bryce Dallas Howard has been cast as Elton John’s mother in biopic Rocketman. Taron Egerton is playing the legendary music man John in the movie, while Jamie Bell is set to play his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. Dexter Fletcher is directing.
Lee Hall wrote the screenplay for the film, which will follow Johns life from his days at the Royal Academy of Music, through to the release of his two chart-topping albums, Honkey Chateau and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Richard Madden is also aboard the project, playing music manager John Reid.
Shooting will start later this year on the Paramount Pictures-set project.