A biopic on the life of Elton John now has a director.  Rocketman will be directed by Michael Gracey.  According to Deadline.com, the search is underway for the actors who will play John as a child and as an adult.

Elton John will serve as an executive producer and will be active in the movie's process.  His music will be used in choreographed sequences.  Gracey says:

"Everyone knows and loves Elton John’s music, but the true story of his life is so incredible that it can only be described as a fantasy.  His journey from impossible dreamer to stardom and uncontrollable excess is something only a musical film can capture, and I’m so excited to be the one to tell his story.”

There is no word on when filming will begin.