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John And Hardy Have Started Promoting ''Rocketman''

Written by Chief Editor.

Elton and Tom Hardy turned up at a Tuesday morning breakfast in Santa Monica to personally tout the biopic, Rocketman. As announced recently, Tom is to portray the pop legend in the film.

 

 Leading foreign sales outfit Good Universe hosted the event on the eve of the American Film Market, where it will shop the project to international distributors.

About 100 foreign buyers attended the bash, held at the Bel-Air Bay Club.

John and Hardy, flanked by director Michael Gracey, talked about their hopes for the movie-musical, which Elton is executive producing. The vocalist also will rerecord many of his hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film.

Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish of Rocket Pictures are producing, alongside Lawrence Bender for AI Films. Other executive producers include Len Blavatnik, Aviv Giladi and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel.

Focus will release the movie in the U.S. (Schlessel brought the project with him from Fi

AFM opens today amid several robust indicators — a six-year high of over 8,000 participants, 100 new buying companies and a record number of companies from the booming Chinese market.

The eight-day market will screen 405 films, including 321 market premieres and 75 world premieres from 51 countries.